AMD introduces new quad-core server processors
Press release, April 23; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 23 April 2009]
AMD has introduced the 45nm quad-core AMD Opteron EE processor, a 40W average CPU power (ACP) processor designed for dense data center environments such as those built for cloud computing and web serving, according to the company.
The quad-core AMD Opteron EE processor adds power efficiency improvements over the quad-core AMD Opteron HE processor within the same platform. At the same performance level, the new EE processor delivers up to 62% improved performance-per-watt over the previous generation, the company claimed.
AMD also announced new processors available in the HE, standard, and SE power bands, as well as support for HyperTransport 3 technology and a new fine-tuning feature called AMD Core Select, which enables IT managers to turn off one or more cores, helping them to fine tune their hardware for their specific operating conditions and workloads.