AMD64 technology uniquely supports the new telecom landscape
The telecommunications business environment continues to evolve to packet based IP transport and blade based hardware. But the more dramatic shift is from the legacy dollar per transaction to an all important watt per transaction metric. This shift to minimizing power while increasing transactions per platform, is exactly what AMD64 was designed to do. Today with the introduction of AMD64 quad-core technology, based on AMDs fourth generation of Direct Connect Architecture, our partners are able to deliver a range of unified compute solutions from a single-core to quad-core with no increase in platform power.
As hardware evolves, standards emerge to drive the switch and data centers to commodity or COTS hardware. Today PICMG and CPTA are driving the AdvancedTCA and AMC open standards to address this need to reduce cost and power while increasing RAS and performance. AMD partners, Sun Microsystems, Pinnacle Data Systems, DTI and others are delivering today a range of 2P and 1P AdvancedTCA and AMC platforms that are highly flexible and power efficient.
AMD64 technology delivers leading-edge system performance for the unique demands of the telecom market:
- HyperTransport ™ technology's low latency and high bandwidth allow for increased network traffic in packets per second
- Low latency allows time-critical voice, data, and content traffic to move quickly and freely through the system, supporting:
- The continued increase in number of communications customers
- The increasing demand of existing customers with improved Quality of Service (QOS)
- Performance-per-watt efficiencies can mean higher service levels with lower costs of ownership
AMD delivers the benefits of multi-core computing
Multi-core design enhances performance far beyond legacy multi-processor designs with the added benefit of lower power and transaction latency. It is now possible to increases the maximum number of processing tasks by distributing computing threads among cores in real time. This can be achieved in two ways, either through AMD virtualization and/or by recompiling code blocks to run in parallel over multiple core. Hence, with multi-core technology it is possible to run multiple threads on a single die, producing less heat per transaction which has the added benefit of extending product life while enabling smaller form factors, i.e., blade based solutions. In short, multi-core processing helps minimize computational costs to the enterprise.
AMD was the first to deliver dual-core, x86-compatible, 64-bit processors, each optimized with proprietary benefits such as Direct Connect Architecture, which reduces or eliminates bottlenecks routing data to and from the CPU. And only AMD's processors feature an fourth generation integrated memory controller.
Industry standards, remarkable reliability
AMD's reliable high-performance computing solutions for telecommunications combine leading-edge innovation with cost efficiency to design, develop, manage, and operate. AMD64 technology is a trusted, reliable, and leading-edge processor foundation for carrier-grade embedded computing and communications markets: from the edge to the core.