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2009-06-01 12:15:00

New 2U Twin2 ("Twin Squared") with 48 Cores, 1U Twin and Quad Servers with 24 Cores Optimized for Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced that its full range of A+ Server, SuperBlade(R) and workstation platforms have been fully optimized to support the new Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors (code-named Istanbul)....

2009-03-25 06:55:00

HUERTH, Germany, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A conclusion, which could already be drawn in the forefront of WebhostingDay 2009, was confirmed not later than on the second event day: the conference, which took place from March 18-20 near Cologne, Germany was the world-wide largest event for the web hosting industry so far. With about 2,000 visitors and 55 exhibitors, WebhostingDay defied the general bad economic climate and was able to gather the most important members of the leading IT and...

2009-02-17 06:00:00

Appro GreenBlade(TM) System is part of Appro's Go-Green initiative allowing companies to grow at their own pace with a lower TCO MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announced today the launch and the availability of the new Appro GreenBlade System based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors. The Appro GreenBlade(TM) System is a solution building block offering a modular, affordable, energy-efficient...

2009-02-12 08:00:00

Flexible Multicore Processing Unlocks Compute Potential of Today's Server Farms MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today unveiled two key improvements to its PrimeTime(R) static timing analysis (STA) suite that deliver a dramatic boost to designer productivity. The latest release includes a flexible multicore processing technology that makes more effective use...

2009-01-15 13:14:00

ANGLETON, Texas, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading contract manufacturing provider, announced today that, through a joint effort with Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY), it helped support Cray in its efforts to deliver a supercomputer system for Oak Ridge National Laboratory which set a new world record for computer speed. The Cray system sustained performance of over a petaflop (a quadrillion mathematical calculations per second) on two scientific...

2009-01-15 09:58:44

The worldwide attempt to increase the speed of supercomputers merely by increasing the number of processor cores on individual chips unexpectedly worsens performance for many complex applications, Sandia simulations have found.A Sandia team simulated key algorithms for deriving knowledge from large data sets. The simulations show a significant increase in speed going from two to four multicores, but an insignificant increase from four to eight multicores. Exceeding eight multicores causes a...

2009-01-08 12:20:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: CSAT) has launched a high efficiency vapor chamber based heat sink used to cool AMD's latest generation of quad core Opteron processors. The Celsia 1U Socket F heat sink is available to computer OEMs and ODMs and will provide both weight savings and performance enhancements over traditional solid copper solutions. "Space constrained, high power applications are precisely the areas where...

2008-11-14 00:00:07

ZT Systems today announced servers based on the newest Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, and will display platforms based on this new technology at the Supercomputing 2008 industry exposition. Codenamed "Shanghai", these new processors are built on 45nm process technology and feature significant enhancements to AMD's industry-defining native quad-core microprocessor technology. Forthcoming ZT Systems servers featuring these enhanced processors will enable datacenter customers to achieve...

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2008-11-13 13:05:00

Advanced Micro Devices announced on Wednesday it has started selling the new generation of its Opteron quad core processors for servers, nearly one year after Intel launched its own 45-nanometer chip. The new chip, called "Shanghai", is a quad core because each core operates as an independent computing device on the same chip. The size historically refers to the smallest feature on a chip. AMD says the Shanghai chip has high energy efficiency and can automatically turns off some parts of the...

2008-11-13 09:00:16

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced four IBM servers that will feature the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor. The new servers provide the IT efficiency needed in a new enterprise data center, with the BladeCenter LS42 using 16 percent less power than competitive blade offerings. IBM will deliver new 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based systems that offer exceptional power-efficiency, performance and virtualization capabilities for today's most demanding datacenters. These include:...