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Primeur weekly 2012-01-30

Exascale supercomputing

Intel to buy some QLogic networking assets for $125 million ...

The Cloud

Pacific Controls acquires Infotility Inc. to become the world leader in intelligent software agents for the Smart Grid ...

Vnetrix delivers Cloud services to global businesses in hours using CA Technologies private Cloud software ...

Nexica powers its Cloud computing service with EMC VNX unified storage ...

Oracle Utilities Meter-to-Cash Applications Running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrate unprecedented throughput for 10 million interval meters ...

Red Hat updates Messaging, Realtime and Grid platform ...

VMware delivers VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite ...

Novatrend builds new Cloud services with CA Technologies turnkey Cloud platform ...

American College of Physicians and CECity launch new quality improvement technology platform ...

Oracle Desktop Virtualization solution wins 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award ...

VMware opens Online Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Marketplace ...

EMC reports record fourth-quarter and full-year revenue and profit ...

VMware reports fourth quarter and full year 2011 results ...

EMC accelerates journey to the Cloud at Cisco Live ...

EuroFlash

ACE announces ABI testing in Rembrandt Release of the SuperTest compiler test and validation suite ...

Joe Casson, University of Brighton joins Visual Acuity ...

projectiondesign and Jumbo Vision helps increasing offshore efficiency using land-based collaboration and control ...

2012 International Supercomputing Conference calls for posters, BoFs, and student volunteers ...

World's longest superconductor system to replace inner-city high-voltage cable ...

Jumpstarting computers with 3D chips ...

Russian HPC vendor RSC Group summarizes the results of 2011 and outlines prospects for business development ...

USFlash

Mexico rolls out supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor family wins the Linley Group Analysts' Choice Award for Best Server Processor ...

HP virtualizes storage for California State University to support scholastic research ...

IBM and NEC team up to enable industry innovators Tervela and Selerity to transform their networks with OpenFlow ...

Watson supercomputer advises oncologists ...

NCSA Blue Waters Project selects Globus Online for data movement ...

Major new NVIDIA CUDA release makes it faster and easier to accelerate scientific research with GPUs ...

AMD announces the first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation ...

A big leap toward lowering the power consumption of microprocessors ...

AMD reports fourth quarter and annual results ...

Novation selects Oracle Exadata Database Machine to improve performance and scale of health care supply chain analytics platform ...

Oracle completes acquisition of RightNow ...

IBM and VELCO to build next generation communications network for Vermont Energy Grid ...

Red Hat encourages open collaboration by establishing Independent Board for Open Source Project GlusterFS ...

SDSC's East Building receives LEED Gold Certification ...

AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor family wins the Linley Group Analysts' Choice Award for Best Server Processor

23 Jan 2012 Sunyvale - The AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor family, based on the new "Bulldozer" architecture, was chosen as the winner of The Linley Group's first annual Analysts' Choice Awards. The awards recognize the top processor products of 2011 in several major categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP and related technology. To choose each winner, the Linley Group's team of technology analysts focused on merits of the leading products that began shipping between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

"Our analysts are deeply familiar with processor products and technology, having conducted extensive research in order to deliver the firm's popular publications and reports", stated Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst at The Linley Group. "We chose the winners on the basis of their performance, power, features and cost as appropriate for their target applications."

This latest award for the AMD Opteron processor comes on the heels of the recent Technology of the Year honours fromInfoWorld. AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors along with the Dell PowerEdge R715, which is based on the latest AMD Opteron processors, have both received 2012 Technology of Year awards from the publication.

"The AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor rose to the top of our list of nominees due to its leading performance for high-volume, dual-socket servers", stated Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "Reported SPEC_rate2006 baseline scores show the AMD Opteron processor Model 6282 SE delivers about 20 percent greater integer performance and nearly 40 percent greater floating-point performance than comparable processors from the competition and costs about 40 percent less."

"We are honoured to receive this prestigious award from The Linley Group", stated Pat Patla, corporate vice president for AMD's Server Business. "Since we launched the new AMD Opteron processor a little more than 2 months ago, the industry has rallied around the combination of innovation and price-performance advantage AMD is delivering to Cloud, HPC and enterprise customers. It is clear the new AMD Opteron processor with our 'Bulldozer' technology is a winner."

Source: AMD

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-01-30

Exascale supercomputing

Intel to buy some QLogic networking assets for $125 million ...

The Cloud

Pacific Controls acquires Infotility Inc. to become the world leader in intelligent software agents for the Smart Grid ...

Vnetrix delivers Cloud services to global businesses in hours using CA Technologies private Cloud software ...

Nexica powers its Cloud computing service with EMC VNX unified storage ...

Oracle Utilities Meter-to-Cash Applications Running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrate unprecedented throughput for 10 million interval meters ...

Red Hat updates Messaging, Realtime and Grid platform ...

VMware delivers VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite ...

Novatrend builds new Cloud services with CA Technologies turnkey Cloud platform ...

American College of Physicians and CECity launch new quality improvement technology platform ...

Oracle Desktop Virtualization solution wins 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award ...

VMware opens Online Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Marketplace ...

EMC reports record fourth-quarter and full-year revenue and profit ...

VMware reports fourth quarter and full year 2011 results ...

EMC accelerates journey to the Cloud at Cisco Live ...

EuroFlash

ACE announces ABI testing in Rembrandt Release of the SuperTest compiler test and validation suite ...

Joe Casson, University of Brighton joins Visual Acuity ...

projectiondesign and Jumbo Vision helps increasing offshore efficiency using land-based collaboration and control ...

2012 International Supercomputing Conference calls for posters, BoFs, and student volunteers ...

World's longest superconductor system to replace inner-city high-voltage cable ...

Jumpstarting computers with 3D chips ...

Russian HPC vendor RSC Group summarizes the results of 2011 and outlines prospects for business development ...

USFlash

Mexico rolls out supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor family wins the Linley Group Analysts' Choice Award for Best Server Processor ...

HP virtualizes storage for California State University to support scholastic research ...

IBM and NEC team up to enable industry innovators Tervela and Selerity to transform their networks with OpenFlow ...

Watson supercomputer advises oncologists ...

NCSA Blue Waters Project selects Globus Online for data movement ...

Major new NVIDIA CUDA release makes it faster and easier to accelerate scientific research with GPUs ...

AMD announces the first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation ...

A big leap toward lowering the power consumption of microprocessors ...

AMD reports fourth quarter and annual results ...

Novation selects Oracle Exadata Database Machine to improve performance and scale of health care supply chain analytics platform ...

Oracle completes acquisition of RightNow ...

IBM and VELCO to build next generation communications network for Vermont Energy Grid ...

Red Hat encourages open collaboration by establishing Independent Board for Open Source Project GlusterFS ...

SDSC's East Building receives LEED Gold Certification ...