More than 85 server motherboards and barebones servers are validated to support the upcoming 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor and are available today. Leading server infrastructure providers including ASUS, Supermicro, and Tyan are currently shipping high-performance server motherboards.
These boards are optimized for OEMs, ODMs, solution providers and business customers to take full advantage of the enhanced power management and virtualization capabilities and unprecedented levels of price/performance-per-watt delivered by the 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor, codenamed “Shanghai”
EE Times believes AMD is back on track with Shanghai.
Advanced Micro Devices is back on track with its latest 45 nm Shanghai processor driving an uptick in sales in high-end server markets, according to a handful of integrators. Longer term, high performance computing (HPC) companies expect to see neck-and neck competition between AMD and Intel as both move to six-core server processors in 2009.