Skip to main content

AMD planning quad-attack!

In the four-socket server space, AMD’s lead has stayed “rock solid”, according to Allen, while the single-socket business grew steadily throughout 2007. The only downturn has been in the two-socket space, which he attributed to competition from Intel’s newly introduced quad-core chips towards the end of 2007.

When it comes to explaining these figures, Allen indicated an increasing emphasis on performance per Watt among customers, plus demand for features to better support virtualisation ­ areas where AMD claims it still has a lead over the competition.

“Our advantages for energy efficiency and handling virtual workloads sustained us,” he said, but added that platform stability also played a part. For exam, the quad-core parts have been designed as a drop-in replacement for AMD’s older dual-core Opteron chips, enabling customers to upgrade existing servers for greater performance if they wish, without having to worry about higher power consumption or needing extra cooling.


Popular posts from this blog

Get Vyatta Virtual Appliance, now VMware certified!

We all know Vyatta, don't we?

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced that its open-source networking software has received VMware Virtual Appliance Certification, thereby providing customers with a solution that has been optimized for a production-ready VMware environment. The company also announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. As a member of TAP, Vyatta will offer its solutions via the TAP program website. With the Vyatta virtual appliance for VMware environments, organizations can now include Vyatta’s router, firewall and VPN functions as part of their virtualized infrastructure.

Vyatta combines enterprise-class routing and security capabilities into an integrated, reliable and commercially supported software solution, delivering twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price. Running Vyatta software as virtual appliances gives customers many more options for scaling their data centers and cons…

3PAR adds native LDAP support to simplify administration

3PAR®, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today native support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Support for LDAP enables centralized user authentication and authorization using a standard protocol for managing access to IT resources. With 3PAR’s support for LDAP, customers are able to now integrate 3PAR Utility Storage--a simple, cost-efficient, and massively scalable storage platform—with standard, open enterprise directory services. The result is simplified security administration with centralized access control and identity management.

“3PAR Utility Storage already provides us with a reliable, shared, and easy-to-use consolidated storage platform,” said Burzin Engineer, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Shopzilla. "Now, with 3PAR support for LDAP, managing security commonly--across all our resources, including storage--is also simple and efficient.”

Press Release

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1