What would you do with a 48-core system? That's what AMD wants to know – and if you give them a particularly compelling answer, you could be the owner of one such system.
The AMD Server team is giving away the following prize worth $8,189 USD:
* Four new AMD Opteron processors Model 6174, 12-core (2.2 GHz)
* Tyan S8812 motherboard: the motherboard is a Tyan S8812 that features 4 processor sockets with the capacity for you to install up to 8 DIMMs per socket
* one copy of Windows Server 2008
And what might you have to do to bag such a prize? Submit your idea to AMD about what you would do with 48 cores by: Writing an essay (no more than 500 words); or creating a You Tube video (no longer than 3 minutes); or writing a blog (no more than 500 words).
AMD does give a tip that submitting a creation about playing World of Warcraft faster than anyone isn't going to help your cause. Instead, AMD urges you to think about what you can do to help society and others.
The contest runs until March 24 and is open to those in USA and Canada. Click here for the full details!