techman writes "AMD announced today that it plans to offer customers mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors in the first half of 2004. |
The mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors, to be available at 55 watts and 30 watts, are designed to provide customers with a wide variety of solutions, extending into the AMD Opteron 100-, 200-, and 800- series product lines.
Enterprise computing systems that require power conservation, such as blade servers and storage devices, are gaining in popularity due to their scalability, ease of management and cost efficiency. In addition, mid- and low-power processors are a requirement for many server systems housed in large computing centers where power consumption and heat affects operating costs. The AMD Opteron processorís high memory throughput and I/O bandwidth are ideal for products that must quickly move and manipulate large datasets, while consuming minimum power.
The AMD Opteron processor is the industryís first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation (also known as AMD64). This technology preserves companiesí investments in 32-bit applications, while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require.
This growing customer base will now be able to recognize the new level of computing available with AMD64 technology.