Sunnyvale, Calif.Following on the heels of Intel Corp.'s launch of its quad-core MPU for multi-processor (MP) servers, Advanced Micro Devices has introduced for datacenter applications a quad-core Opteron that places four powerful computer cores on a single processor die.
According to AMD, the quad-core Opteron's processor performance is up to 15% better than its competitor based on the latest SPECcpu2006 benchmarks. The company attributed the boost in performance to the processor's native dual-core design, Direct Connect Architecture, DDR2 memory, and performance-per-watt.
AMD also introduced Average CPU Power (ACP), which is a useful metric for data center operators when estimating power budgets to size their datacenters. ACP represents processor power usage, including cores, integrated memory controller, and HyperTransport technology links.
AMD is introducing quad-core AMD Opteron processors at the 55- and 75-watt ACP.
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