AMD looking at low-power servers with Opteron 3000
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) reported a few weeks ago that it is taking low-power servers seriously again. The Opteron 300 serious will be leading up the company’s tweaked roadmap for cloud customers who are looking to cram as much possible into their data centers.
To chase the microserver market, AMD has gussied up its Opteron server roadmap and added a little something called the Opteron 3000 series, and the first chip to come out in the series is code-named “Zurich”.
Fruehe writes that the Zurich processor will be based on the eight-core “Valencia” Opteron 4200 die that was announced Monday along with the 16-core “Interlagos” Opteron 6200. The Zurich chip will have four, six, or eight cores activated, and will plunk into the AM3+ socket. It will also have ECC scrubbing on its DDR3 memory, just like its bigger siblings, and will also sport longer life cycles in the AMD product line, longer duty cycles in the field, and broad server application and operating system validation and support.