Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Build Apps 5x Faster
For Half the Cost
Enterprise Cloud Computing

On Force.com
Enterprise I.T.
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
AMD Rolls Out New Opteron Server Chips

AMD Rolls Out New Opteron Server Chips
By Jennifer LeClaire

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

Opteron was greeted with open arms by the industry and the market when it was first introduced. AMD is positioning the new Opteron chips as being ideal for the Open Compute project systems. From the look of these new Opteron solutions AMD appears to have a tech that can play very well in that space, said analyst Charles King.
 


Chipmaker AMD is pushing ahead with its latest Opteron server processors. The chipmaker just rolled out its 12-core and 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 Series, code named "Warsaw."

The new series of processors is designed to meet the demands of enterprise workloads. The 6300s feature what AMD calls the "Piledriver" core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.

"With the continued move to virtualized environments for more efficient server utilization, more and more workloads are limited by memory capacity and I/O bandwidth," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit at AMD. "The Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors are server CPUs optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for virtualized private cloud deployments with less power and at lower cost points."

Core Value Propositions

AMD said the new Opteron 6338P (12 core) and 6370P (16 core) processors are in response to customer requests and are optimized to handle the heavily virtualized workloads found in enterprise environments, including the more complex compute needs of data analysis, xSQL and traditional databases, at optimal performance per-watt, per-dollar.

We caught up with Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, to get his take on the new Opterons. He told us AMD is focusing on three of its core value propositions: driving extremely aggressive pricing, focusing on highly energy-efficient CPUs and designing solutions primarily for highly virtualized applications and business applications and workloads.

“In x86, virtualization is the keyword for most business computing these days and these new Opterons seem to be designed to support these kinds of environments by delivering higher memory capacity and better I/O bandwidth,” King said. “AMD is doing it at a price that is kind to the pocket book on the Capex side but also delivers energy savings that will be welcomed by many customers on the Opex side as well.”

Finding the Market

AMD is touting the power efficiency and cost effectiveness of the new processors as ideal for its Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform -- which the company bills as the industry's most cost effective Open Compute platform.

Building on its legacy of innovative datacenter solutions, AMD has aligned with the Open Compute initiative to help design highly efficient server solutions at the lowest possible costs. AMD describes Open 3.0 as the first and only Open Compute platform that can be deployed in a standard rack infrastructure and can be easily adapted for cloud computing, storage and high-performance computing.

“Opteron was greeted with open arms by the industry and the market when it was first introduced. AMD has struggled a bit with maintaining their position in the server market,” King said.

“I did note AMD is positioning the new chips as being ideal for the Open Compute project systems that the folks at Facebook came up. The Open Compute project architecture is aimed at highly dense cloud computing environments. I believe that AMD would very much like to establish a position in that market. It would be great from a product shipment and sales perspective, and from the look of these new Opteron solutions the company appears to have a tech that appears to play very well in that space," he said.

The new AMD Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors are available today through Penguin and Avnet system integrators and have been qualified for servers from Sugon and Supermicro at a starting price of $377 and $598, respectively.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Enterprise I.T.
1.   Windows 9 Preview Date: Sept. 30?
2.   UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach
3.   Target Data Breach Cost: $148 Million
4.   Data Stolen from U.S. Health Network
5.   Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees


advertisement
UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach
Biz must adopt better security measures.
Average Rating:
Target Data Breach Cost: $148 Million
Better customer data protection needed.
Average Rating:
Data Stolen from U.S. Health Network
Chinese hackers targeted hospital firm.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
Businesses everywhere want computing solutions that do more for less money, and Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 
Samsung, B&N Target Amazon with Nook Tablet
They've seen the enemy and it is Amazon. So Samsung and Barnes & Noble are teaming up to combat their common foe with a 7-inch tablet that blends Samsung’s tech, Nook’s content and e-reader platform.
 
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.