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"AMD's Opteron spreads its enterprise wings"

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May 17, 2006 7:39:58 PM

Nice article from Theo Valich.
Read here:

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IT'S BEEN THREE years since AMD launched the Opteron processor. When it comes to the pace of technological change in the hardware world this period of time may be regarded as an eon.
But for those that buy client-server platforms, three years isn't long at all. Because platform decisions are expensive enough to warrant a three-year-plus life expectancy. Suppliers of enterprise hardware understand that as well. So when one sees the steady improvement that AMD has made at companies that supply enterprise-class technology, the progress that the smaller chip company has made is remarkable.

AMD makes progress at Tyan
Tyan's Web site revealed that the IT vendor's AMD Opteron-based solutions had made inroads into the company's processor based solutions.


http://theinquirer.net/?article=31715
May 17, 2006 7:43:19 PM





How's it going rettihsllub/9-inch/sexbomb/parrot?
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May 17, 2006 7:56:05 PM

9-inch the mod has warned you about this twice so far. You are going to get banned if you keep it up. Make one thread for your pro AMD "news" tidbits and update that single thread with new articles.

This business of making a new all caps thread 2 - 3 times a day for stuff that for the most part is based on opinion or rumor and not fact, is getting a bit ridiculous.
May 17, 2006 8:04:16 PM

Charlie also has some interesting info:

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AMD'S CHUCK MOORE kicked off the Spring Processor Forum with a talk about power and balanced system design. The concept was simple. Power matters, and performance needs to take power into account. System performance used to be about ramping MHz to get performance from a single core. That is no longer the case, there are literally dozens of things to take into account now.
The speed trend is now old news. CPUs got faster and faster, sucked more and more power, and in general, ran dead on into a wall. Because Moore's law gave them more transistors to work with, but faster wasn't the solution. This lead wider, and that to complexity, which grows at a staggeringly fast rate. If you make the CPU wider, the work it takes to accomplish this grows geometrically.


http://theinquirer.net/?article=31762
May 17, 2006 8:31:32 PM

Quote:
Charlie also has some interesting info:

AMD'S CHUCK MOORE kicked off the Spring Processor Forum with a talk about power and balanced system design. The concept was simple. Power matters, and performance needs to take power into account. System performance used to be about ramping MHz to get performance from a single core. That is no longer the case, there are literally dozens of things to take into account now.
The speed trend is now old news. CPUs got faster and faster, sucked more and more power, and in general, ran dead on into a wall. Because Moore's law gave them more transistors to work with, but faster wasn't the solution. This lead wider, and that to complexity, which grows at a staggeringly fast rate. If you make the CPU wider, the work it takes to accomplish this grows geometrically.


http://theinquirer.net/?article=31762

Moores Law would also be totally off wack if we started using Diamond chips instead of theses silicon ones or whatever they are....
May 17, 2006 8:51:49 PM

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May 17, 2006 11:46:04 PM

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How's it going rettihsllub/9-inch/sexbomb/parrot?


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May 17, 2006 11:47:09 PM

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Your thread has been edited for the following reasons:

1. You copied and pasted the entire article - that's a copyright violation. It's permissible to quote the 1st one or two paragraphs and provide a link to indicate that it's not original material. You can't, however, quote the entire article! (see below)

2. As we've discussed in PM's - it is considered bad Netiquette to type thread titles or any comments in all caps. I gave you that information. The article you are quoting from does not use all caps.

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May 18, 2006 1:20:19 AM

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