AMD launches 12-core Magny-Cours processor

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announced the launch of Magny-Cours, a new server platform


8- and 12-core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P

server market, which will be sold under the name Opteron 6100. Also,

a four and six-core chip, will be sold as part of the href="">Opteron

4000 family, or the 'Lisbon' code name.

“These are the world's first 8- and

12-core x86 server processors, and have a host of new features,

including four memory channels, HyperTransport technology 3.0, a

fourth HyperTransport technology link for better

processor-to-processor communication in 4P servers, and new power

management features that allow us to double the cores, and achieve up

to double the performance, without having to double the power or the

cost,” said John Fruehe, Director-Product Marketing for

Server/Workstation Products, AMD.

“The 6100 series removes the

so-called 4P tax. People look more towards value and cloud computing

will be more important. Customers used to care about raw performance

but as we filled out the data centers, they were running out of room

and power became critical. The desire to keep skilled IT people was

important and they cut back on the number of servers they were

buying, as a result of the recent economic downturn,” he added.

After this, AMD also plans to introduce

Interlagos, with 12 and 16 cores, in 2011.