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AMD Wants to Know What You'd Do With 48 Cores

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!

  • visa
    Porn.
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  • cushgod
    I would load 12 Battlefield BC2 instances and use Win7 , WinIcon+TAB to switch between them.
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  • mindless728
    as a CS student this would be awesome for Crypto and Parallel computing
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  • tayb
    Surf the web.
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  • mianmian
    porn, 48P? ridiculous.
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  • warmon6
    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.

    darn. well looks like F@H it is!
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  • mattshwink1
    Fold like a crazed gerbil!
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  • killerclick
    They can go to hell with their contest. I can pay $9000 and use my new 48 core system as a heater.
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  • tethoma
    I would watch all my games and apps designed for 1, 2, or 4 cores not use the other 44 cores.

    What applications would support this?
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  • fleming21
    Laugh at the core i7 975. :-)
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