AMD Opteron demonstrated shestiyaderniki in action
February 22, 2009, 9:26 am
Wishing to advance to awaken interest in the future shestiyadernym server processor Opteron, known under the code name of Istanbul, the company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) held at its headquarters in Austin (State of Texas, USA), a special event, which was shown in action first samples of these decisions. It should be noted that the new items produced by 45-nm technology standards will be evolutionary successor quad chips Shanghai. In doing so, one of the major advantages of products is their backward compatibility with the motherboard connectors are fitted with Socket F. Thus, the user will be able to increase the number of processor cores in each of the connector by a simple BIOS upgrade and replacement of Shanghai to Istanbul. This is amply demonstrated by representatives of AMD and the example of two systems, one of which contained a quartet of processors Shanghai, and the second function on the basis of the four chips Istanbul. It should also be noted that the chips Istanbul with 6 MB of cache will maintain support for third-level memory dual DDR2, and the HyperTransport bus will operate in the modes defined by the specification 3. 0. According to the plans AMD, Istanbul exit the market place in the second half of this year, given the high degree of readiness of new solutions, it is possible to expect their appearance before the fourth quarter. At last, recall that the Intel Corporation have Invites Dunnington processors with six cores, and is already in the second quarter of next year is going to release shestiyadernye processors Gulftown, created on 32-nm technology.