Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:00

AMD Terramar CPU has 20 cores

Written by Fuad Abazovic

In 2012, Sever, 32nm

An archtecture that is only two years behind its schedule and that we will hopefully see in 2011 codenamed Bulldozer will expand to as many as 20 cores in 2012. This is of course assuming that there won't be any additional delays.

According to AMD officials, the server version of Bulldozer is slated for introduction in the second half of 2011, which means the server part should show up before the end of next year.

The server codename for 2P and 4P enterprise mainstream platform is Interlagos and this Bulldozer based CPU has 8/12 or 16 cores depending on the SKU. It also comes with 4x HT-3 (6.4GT support) as well as quad DDR3 channel support.

The future, or should we say 2012 brings a new codename to the game. Terramar is a next generation CPU based on as many as 20 Bulldozer cores. Sitges-Terramar was the home of Spanish Barcelona (Circuit de Catalonia) F1 track.

The other server part with up to 10 cores based on Bulldozer is codenamed Sepang, also comes in 2012 and it replaces Valencia 6 to 8 bulldozer part scheduled to launch in second half of 2012. Sepang is a home of F1 International circuit also known as Malaysian grand prix.

If you didnt know it by now, AMD Sever team is all about Formula 1, and AMD still sponsors Ferarri team, despite its losses and inability to turn a profit.
Last modified on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:14
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+21 #1 Shurik_tambourine 2010-11-16 10:46
Once AMD overtakes its competition, I'm sure Ferrari will too
-4 #2 AndromedaB 2010-11-16 11:54
wait what? 2012 32nm??? why not 28? intel is going 22 next year how the hell do they expect to keep up?
+10 #3 Vithren 2010-11-16 13:02
"An archtecture that is only two years behind its schedule(...)" which is? BD at 32nm was always 2011.

So you don't know what is half-node and full-node, SOI and non-SOI?
+4 #4 stun 2010-11-16 17:36
I want Terramar right now!
+3 #5 The_Countess 2010-11-16 17:51
Quoting AndromedaB:
wait what? 2012 32nm??? why not 28? intel is going 22 next year how the hell do they expect to keep up?

the 2de half of next year.
which means that for about half a year at least Intel and AMD will have the same process node for their main products.
this is only the 2de time in recent history that that has happened.

and AMD doesn't expect to keep up, that's far to expensive. intel can do that because they can spread the costs over multiple factories making the cost savings worth while to switch early.
AMD (or now GF) doesn't have that many factories... yet.
they are gaining on Intel thou, because with that 2de and 3de fab coming on line soon (2012) it makes financial sense to switch over sooner, despite the added costs.
-23 #6 AMD_ciulpia 2010-11-16 18:21
Booooring... :zzz

+14 #7 nECrO 2010-11-16 18:36
Quoting AMD_ciulpia:
Booooring... :zzz


I'm Sorry you feel that way about yourself. :P Why don't you head on over to the Troll lounge and join Tr0Y for a drink and compare clues.... ooops sorry. I forgot. Neither of you have one.
-2 #8 wiking 2010-11-16 19:15
Actually AMD don't pay for their Ferrari sponsorship exactly. Mubadala sponsors Ferrari and they own a big chunk of AMD and hence have a deal to place the AMD logo there to help their investment.
+7 #9 yasin 2010-11-16 21:03
20 cores sounds pretty impressive, by anyone's standard
+1 #10 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-16 21:20
Quoting wiking:
have a deal to place the AMD logo there to help their investment.

Well, it was said by lots of teams that sponsorship sometimes comes in form of products, not necessarily money... so I suppose the computing tech is AMD based, hence the AMD logo.

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