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Primeur weekly 2013-06-10

The Cloud

Paving the way to the Cloud: The Cloud Summerschool 2013 will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Almere, the Netherlands ...

IBM expands DevOps portfolio with new Cloud and mobile offerings ...

Eight Polish cities reach to the Cloud for smarter public services ...

IBM to acquire SoftLayer to accelerate adoption of Cloud computing in the enterprise ...

Supermicro server platforms use NVIDIA GRID technology to deliver graphics-accelerated performance to virtual desktops ...

HP achieves FedRAMP JAB security authorization for managed Cloud services for U.S. Government clients offering ...

EuroFlash

World's first intercontinental 100 Gbps link for research and education demonstrated at TERENA Networking Conference in The Netherlands ...

Bright Computing collaborates with Dell for genomic analysis ...

Altair finalizes global partnership with Fujitsu ...

Are mobile processors ready for high performance computing servers ? ...

The PRACE Scientific Conference to present success stories and strategies in European HPC ...

PRACE mentioned in Council of the European Union Conclusions ...

New world record in wireless data transmission ...

Beacon shines for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor developers with Allinea tools ...

USFlash

AMD launches the AMD Opteron X-Series family: the industry's highest performance small core x86 server processors ...

HP and First Data unveil configured server solutions for VisionPLUS Flex ...

IBM preps new wireless chip technology to allow mobile operators to clear the data bottleneck ...

Supermicro announces X10 server building blocks supporting Intel Haswell processors ...

Supermicro exhibits comprehensive line-up of power saving server and storage solutions at Computex 2013 ...

Tianhe-2 probably to become the fastest supercomputer? ...

Spintronics approach enables new quantum technologies ...

Translational Research Institute implements SGI supercomputing solutions to accelerate cures for cancer ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...

AMD launches the AMD Opteron X-Series family: the industry's highest performance small core x86 server processors


29 May 2013 Sunnyvale - AMD has unveiled a new family of low power server processors: the AMD Opteron X-Series optimized for scale-out server architectures. The first AMD Opteron X-Series processors, formerly known as "Kyoto", are the highest density, most power-efficient small core x86 processors ever built. The new X1150 and X2150 processors beat the top performing Intel Atom processor on key performance benchmarks, including single thread and throughput performance with superior power-efficiency, twice the cores and L2 cache with a more advanced pipeline architecture, higher integration and support for up to 32 gigabytes of DRAM - 4x more than the Intel Atom processor.

The AMD Opteron X-Series processors come in two variants. The AMD Opteron X2150, which consumes as little as 11 watts, is the first server APU system-on-a-chip integrating CPU and GPU engines with a high-speed bus on a single die. This enables customers to take advantage of leading-edge AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphics technology for multimedia-oriented server workloads. The AMD Opteron X1150, which consumes as little as 9 watts, is a CPU-only version optimized for general scale-out workloads.

"The data centre is at an inflection point and requires a high number of cores in a dense form factor with integrated graphics, massive amounts of DRAM and unprecedented power efficiency to keep up with the pace of innovation of Internet services", stated Andrew Feldman, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit at AMD. "AMD has a proud history of server innovation, and the AMD Opteron X-Series processors challenge the status quo by providing unmatched capabilities to drive the most energy-efficient servers in the industry."

The AMD Opteron X-Series processors are now the world's premier small-core x86 APUs and CPUs, ideal for next-generation scale-out web and Cloud applications ranging from big data analytics to image processing, multimedia content delivery, and hosting.

"Fundamental changes in computing architectures are required to support space, power and cost demands organizations need to deliver compelling, new infrastructure economics", stated Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Hyperscale Server business segment, HP. "The new x86 AMD Opteron X-Series processors integrated into future HP Moonshot servers will continue to push the boundaries of power efficiency for social, mobile, cloud and big data workloads."

The AMD Opteron X2150 APU and X1150 CPU are generally available now for a cost of $99 and $64, respectively, in 1K quantities.
Source: AMD

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Primeur weekly 2013-06-10

The Cloud

Paving the way to the Cloud: The Cloud Summerschool 2013 will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Almere, the Netherlands ...

IBM expands DevOps portfolio with new Cloud and mobile offerings ...

Eight Polish cities reach to the Cloud for smarter public services ...

IBM to acquire SoftLayer to accelerate adoption of Cloud computing in the enterprise ...

Supermicro server platforms use NVIDIA GRID technology to deliver graphics-accelerated performance to virtual desktops ...

HP achieves FedRAMP JAB security authorization for managed Cloud services for U.S. Government clients offering ...

EuroFlash

World's first intercontinental 100 Gbps link for research and education demonstrated at TERENA Networking Conference in The Netherlands ...

Bright Computing collaborates with Dell for genomic analysis ...

Altair finalizes global partnership with Fujitsu ...

Are mobile processors ready for high performance computing servers ? ...

The PRACE Scientific Conference to present success stories and strategies in European HPC ...

PRACE mentioned in Council of the European Union Conclusions ...

New world record in wireless data transmission ...

Beacon shines for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor developers with Allinea tools ...

USFlash

AMD launches the AMD Opteron X-Series family: the industry's highest performance small core x86 server processors ...

HP and First Data unveil configured server solutions for VisionPLUS Flex ...

IBM preps new wireless chip technology to allow mobile operators to clear the data bottleneck ...

Supermicro announces X10 server building blocks supporting Intel Haswell processors ...

Supermicro exhibits comprehensive line-up of power saving server and storage solutions at Computex 2013 ...

Tianhe-2 probably to become the fastest supercomputer? ...

Spintronics approach enables new quantum technologies ...

Translational Research Institute implements SGI supercomputing solutions to accelerate cures for cancer ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...