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AMD Opteron 3200 processor targets hosting, cloud apps

Posted: 29 Mar 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:processor? server market? web hosting? cloud?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has introduced the AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor that according to the company is geared for web hosting customers seeking enterprise-class reliability. The company has promised a low-power, single-socket solution that brings server functionality with desktop economics with the latest device.

The AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform is targeted to the dense, power efficient 1P Web hosting/Web server market. Available in either 4- or 8-core CPUs, the AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor is shipping today in platforms from MSI, Tyan, Fujitsu and Dell. Based on the "Bulldozer" core, the AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform leverages Socket AM3+ and provides customers with the cost savings associated with a "desktop-like" infrastructure, yet still offers server-class reliability, enterprise-class silicon validation/testing, security features and server OS certification.

The device features total design power of 45-65W and 2.7GHz base frequency, up to 3.7GHz frequency using AMD Turbo CORE technology. Touting 4- and 8-core options, the platform offers two DDR3 memory channels supporting ECC UDIMM, featuring 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1866MHz memory speed.

The AMD Opteron 3000 Series supports 1.5V, 2Rank and up to 32GB memory capacity. It also supports total cache of 16MB for 8-core, 8MB for 4-core. In addition, the L2 and L3Cache boast up to 8MB each.

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