AMDs new low power processor

Six-Core Opteron designed for data centers

September 3, 2009

Six-Core Opteron designed for data centers

AMD today announced the immediate availability of the new Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor at 40W ACP.

Delivering up to 31 percent higher performance-per-watt over standard Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor is tailored for performance, at a low power ratio in order to reduce the datacenter’s power draw.

Many customers requiring this low power processor deploy dense, large-scale IT projects where system power is more vital than raw performance and every watt can have significant positive impact on the bottom line.

This 40W ACP processor is currently being integrated in custom solutions programs and will be available from system builders for cloud and Web 2.0 customers where density and low power are key considerations.

“It’s important for our industry to look at how technology is being used and where customers have emerging needs,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division. “The AMD Opteron EE processor enables OEMs to deliver energy-sipping servers that don’t compromise on power management, virtualisation or performance features.  It is specifically designed to help address the challenges that are generating a great deal of discussion these days – building and running very dense data centers for Web services, while doing more with less.”