Silicon Mechanics Announces Support for Newest 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ HE and SE Processors

Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ HE processors feature low power consumption; Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ SE processors offer superior performance.
BOTHELL, WA 1/26/2009

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced support for the recent release of seven new 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ HE and SE processors. Five of the new server platforms are based on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processors, which offer enhances power saving features and promote overall data center efficiency. Two Quad-Core AMD Opteron SE processor-based servers offer superior levels of performance while delivering optimal processor efficiency enabled by AMD's Direct Connect Architecture.

“AMD is pleased to work with Silicon Mechanics to deliver superior server solutions to the market, based on the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE and SE processors,” said John Fruehe, director, Business Development, Server and Workstation products, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “As businesses look to maximize resources and optimize the efficiency of their data centers, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processors in particular will address these growing concerns by delivering low power consumption and helping to decrease total cost of ownership in the data center.”

Some of the rackmount server models in which Silicon Mechanics plans to support these new Quad-Core processors variations include the popular Rackform nServ A266, A276, and A421.

In addition to the performance enhancements offered by 45nm technology, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors include many power-saving features such as Enhanced AMD PowerNow!™ technology and Dual Dynamic Power Management™.

Pricing and Availability

All systems are available for immediate purchase and delivery via the Silicon Mechanics website.

About Silicon Mechanics

Silicon Mechanics is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. We work collaboratively with customers to create best-fit solutions at competitive pricing. Our products are supported by the best warranty offerings available. Our unique website allows customers to easily configure hardware and evaluate the implications of their options. When you work with Silicon Mechanics, you get more than just state-of-the-art equipment. You get a team of experts dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Visit or call us at 866-352-1173 to custom-configure a system for your computing environment.