Verari Systems BladeRack® 2 X-Series Platform Delivers Outstanding Performance with New Six-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
AMD and Verari continue tradition of leadership in energy efficiency, investment protection, and optimal virtualization
San Diego, Calif. --6/1/2009
Verari Systems, a premier developer of independent blade-based computing and storage platforms for the data center with the highest density, availability, and energy efficiency in the market, today announced that its highly scalable BladeRack® 2 X-Series blade server platforms, and select rack-optimized servers, can now be upgraded to take advantage of the new Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor. Built on 45nm process technology, and featuring significant enhancements to AMD’s industry-defining multi-core microprocessor technology, the choice of implementing AMD's newest server processor can help Verari’s enterprise customers achieve dramatic cost savings and enormous operational benefits in today’s data center environments where energy costs are skyrocketing.
“A Verari BladeRack 2 platform equipped with a Six-Core AMD Opteron processor gives you top-line performance that’s bottom-line efficient,” said Dan Gatti, senior vice president of worldwide market operations, Verari Systems. “Customers can benefit from the performance efficiency to handle real world workloads, while receiving superior value and energy efficiency at every price point.”
With up to 30 percent more performance than the previous generation in the same power and thermal envelopes,* the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor offers six-core performance in a quad-core footprint,** which provides more versatility and helps customers save energy. Hardware innovations such as optimized virtualization with AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology enable highly efficient virtual machines that can migrate with ease and tackle demanding workloads with superior speed and efficiency.
“Verari's innovative server technology combined with our Six-Core AMD Opteron processor technology provides customers with a total cost advantage,” said Patrick Patla, general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “With a variety of affordable configuration options and low indirect costs, server management can be simplified with right-sized, reliable, and stable platforms. AMD values its long term relationship with Verari as they continue their tradition of setting the standard in eco-friendly and affordable enterprise computing.”
Verari works closely with its customers in numerous market sectors including cloud computing, oil and gas, service provider, entertainment and financial services, to help develop “green data centers” that deliver more energy-efficient processing performance and storage capacity with the highest levels of availability and reliability.
Verari’s product management team has announced that AMD's newest Six-Core AMD Opteron processors are slated to be immediately available in select BladeRack 2 X-Series blades and rack-optimized solutions.
About Verari Systems
Verari Systems, Inc. is the premier developer of independent blade-based computing and storage platforms for the data center with the highest density, availability, and energy efficiency in the market that are defining a new era in the green data center. Verari Systems is a market leader in blade storage and energy efficient platforms. Organizations such as Virgin America, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia, Akamai, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Johns Hopkins, EMC, CGGVeritas, Petrobras, Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sony Imageworks, as well as top universities and research institutions worldwide, are among the customers who have chosen Verari Systems’ line of award-winning high density blade storage and servers, rack-optimized platforms and software solutions. To learn more about Verari Systems and its unique solutions, please visit www.verari.com or call (888) 942-3800.
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* Internal testing at AMD performance labs as of 3/27/09 showed the following performance gains for Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2435 (“Istanbul”) over Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2384 (“Shanghai”): SPECint®_rate2006 (estimate) 42%; SPECfp®_rate2006 (estimate) 19%; virtualization 41%. Configuration for SPECint_rate2006 & SPECfp_rate 2006 estimates: Supermicro A+ Server 1021M-UR+B server, 32GB (8x4GB DDR2-800) memory, 300GB SATA disk drive, SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 SP1 64-bit. Configuration for virtualization: Dell R805 server, 64GB memory (8x8GB DDR2-533), VMware® ESX 3.5 Update 3.
SPEC, SPECint, and SPECfp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
** Compared to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors codenamed "Shanghai."