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Thursday, 08 September 2011 09:35

Bulldozer for servers in production

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Officially out, but systems come in Q4 2011
Bulldozer is finally out, but unfortunately for many, not the desktop version. AMD has just released the server variant, codenamed Internagos and will sell it under Opteron 6100 brand name.

The initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor codenamed Interlagos began back in August, and it looks like AMD has enough to start selling them in Q4 2011. This is not the kind introduction some hoped for, i.e. that you will be able to go a brand new sever based on this new socket tomorrow, but Q4 starts in October and we hope to see some Opteron 6100 servers in that timeframe.

AMD claims that many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now under way. Rick Bergman, an old friend of ours that used to be the key ATI man for a long time and is now a senior vice president and general manager at AMD Products Group said:  “This is a monumental moment for the industry as this first ‘Bulldozer’ core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs. The flexible new ‘Bulldozer’ architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads.”

This is all fine, but deep in his mind what he actually would be relieved to see Bulldozer out. AMD is nearly three years late with this product and Bergman and the rest of the AMD team are glad that the Opteron division can finally get some money and traction to a division battered by Intel in recent years.
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-6 #1 dan 2011-09-08 10:41
No mention of the article you published the other day claiming that Bulldozer was delayed?

Or will you just pull it from the site, rather that admit you are a very, very lazy 'journalist'.
 
 
+3 #2 bro_fist 2011-09-08 11:32
Quoting dan:
No mention of the article you published the other day claiming that Bulldozer was delayed?

Or will you just pull it from the site, rather that admit you are a very, very lazy 'journalist'.


Fag strikes again. :D

FX delayed, Opteron not. Problem?
 
 
+4 #3 Singularity 2011-09-08 12:41
"... codenamed Internagos and will sell it under Opteron 6100 brand name."

The codename is Interlagos and will be sold under the Opteron 6200 brand name.
 
 
-5 #4 recalc_task_prio 2011-09-08 13:11
16x core CPU will be sitting idle most of the time. People like to put a single software service on a single server. CPU better to run virtual machines, of course.
 
 
+4 #5 a1927 2011-09-08 13:42
Quoting recalc_task_pri o:
People like to put a single software service on a single server.


Really? We must be living in different universes then.

I actually agree that people put one software service on a server. But then I have to add this is because the server is VM and multiple of them are running on the same hw platform.
 
 
+3 #6 nt300 2011-09-08 13:59
You've been on the clouds too long, come down, we welcome you to the future...
Quoting recalc_task_pri o:
People like to put a single software service on a single server.
 
 
-10 #7 evolucion8 2011-09-08 14:44
Quoting bro_fist:
Quoting dan:
No mention of the article you published the other day claiming that Bulldozer was delayed?

Or will you just pull it from the site, rather that admit you are a very, very lazy 'journalist'.


Fag strikes again. :D

FX delayed, Opteron not. Problem?


Blah blah blah, shut up, Your same old repetitive gay related chit chat is boring.
 
 
-4 #8 Cartman 2011-09-08 15:21
AMD is nearly three years late with this product

hahahah so you wanna say Intel had 16-core CPU three years ago...
 
 
0 #9 Regenweald 2011-09-08 18:13
Quoting recalc_task_pri o:
16x core CPU will be sitting idle most of the time. People like to put a single software service on a single server. CPU better to run virtual machines, of course.

Are you [censored]ing retarded ? seriously ?
 
 
+2 #10 JAB Creations 2011-09-08 19:37
Quoting recalc_task_pri o:
16x core CPU will be sitting idle most of the time. People like to put a single software service on a single server. CPU better to run virtual machines, of course.


I use virtual machines to run copies of XP to test IE6/IE7 and a virtual machine to run Windows 7 to test IE9/10. I can allocate 1-4 cores per virtual machine.

I'm also at the point where 4GB is limiting and I don't run a page file (as it reduces performance, if you run out of RAM in my case you KNOW it instead of your system running slower).

There are people who CAN utilize more cores or more RAM albeit not as many as may be advertised by some. Tablets in are mainly a waste though there are some graphic designers who actually find them useful in example.
 

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