AMD Opteron 4000 Series Designed for Cloud

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Posted: 3 years 42 weeks ago

AMD PR: At the GigaOm Structure Cloud Computing and Internet Infrastructure conference, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of the new AMD Opteron™ 4000 Series platform. This is the first server platform designed from the beginning to meet the specific requirements of cloud, hyperscale data center, and SMB customers needing highly flexible, reliable, and power-efficient 1 and 2P systems. This platform is also available for high-end embedded systems such as telecom servers, storage, and digital signage, through AMD Embedded Solutions. Systems from Acer Group, Dell, HP, SGI, Supermicro, ZT Systems, and numerous other channel partners are expected beginning today and in the coming months.

“Until now, customers wanting to build a dense and power-efficient cloud or hyperscale data center had to shoehorn expensive, higher-end solutions into their computing environment, or they had to choose low-power client-based designs that may not have offered the right level of performance and server functionality,” said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD. “With the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform, these customers now have a server platform that is extremely power- and cost-efficient, allows a high degree of customization, and is also an ideal solution for high-end embedded systems.”

* Power remains the number one concern in the data center2. The AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform offers four- and six-core performance at less than 6W per core¹, reduces power up to 24% over the previous generation3, and allows more than double the servers within the same power budget as previous generation platforms3.
* The current business climate means many customers must look closely at capital expenditures and re-evaluate IT budgets. In addition to on-going savings associated with ultra power-efficient platforms, the AMD Opteron 4100 Series processor offers price points as low as $99 and is a no-compromise, trusted server-class processor with full feature sets.
* The AMD Opteron 4100 Series processor is ideal for custom-designed servers because it allows for smaller heat sinks, power supplies, and fans, as well as low voltage memory to help improve power efficiency. Depending on how the system will be used, customization also allows unnecessary, power-consuming features to be eliminated, further driving cost and power efficiency.
* This platform is available with embedded industry-standard 5+2 years longevity and provides the power, price, and performance balance required for high-end, commercial-class embedded systems with specific target markets and long product life cycles.
* While highly flexible, the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform is chipset-consistent with the 8- and 12-core AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform and is planned to support the new “Bulldozer” core, planned for 2011.
 

 

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massau
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GraysonPeddie wrote:

Me, either. I really don't have a need for a cloud-based service, except for Hosted Exchange (Sherweb).

For me, I think an AMD Opteron 4000 series is nice. I might be thinking about building a server, but then I'll need a motherboard that supports Opteron, since I currently have AMD Sempron 3400+ in a mATX motherboard. That CPU is old and I'll need to get a replacement that supports AM3 processors for my low-end server.

EDIT: Nevermind the server motherboard. Too expensive and it's not worth having a dual-socket motherboard from NewEgg.com. So, it's back to AMD Athlon II but it'd be nice if I could have at about 6 watts per core, but I don't think I can go lower than that.

maybe you need to wait for the bobcat architecture or buy a high efficient 4core and under volt and clock it and passive cool it so you have really low watt / core

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Me, either. I really don't have a need for a cloud-based service, except for Hosted Exchange (Sherweb).

For me, I think an AMD Opteron 4000 series is nice. I might be thinking about building a server, but then I'll need a motherboard that supports Opteron, since I currently have AMD Sempron 3400+ in a mATX motherboard. That CPU is old and I'll need to get a replacement that supports AM3 processors for my low-end server.

EDIT: Nevermind the server motherboard. Too expensive and it's not worth having a dual-socket motherboard from NewEgg.com. So, it's back to AMD Athlon II but it'd be nice if I could have at about 6 watts per core, but I don't think I can go lower than that.

HTPC: AMD Athlon X2 4050e CPU with 780G ATX motherboard running Windows 8 DP (4GB) and Ubuntu; Server: AMD AII X2 240e CPU with 880G-based ATX motherboard running Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (8GB)

2 pairs of Insignia NS-B2111s (front/rear), Pioneer SP-C21 Center Speaker, and 12" Velodyne Sub

Just ordered HP Pavilion dv7-6165us from QVC. Will have it by next Friday.

massau
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why does evry one want the cloud so badly i really don't like it when i need to set all mine document some where on a server that i don't know where it is i would prefer the normal pc than the cloud