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AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier

San Francisco — February 28, 2007 –AMD (NYSE: AMD) today showcased a single-system, Accelerated Computing platform that breaks the teraflop computing barrier. Organizations are ultimately expected to be able to apply this technology to a wide range of scientific, medical, business and consumer computing applications. At a press event in San Francisco, AMD demonstrated a "Teraflop in a Box" system running a standard version of Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional that harnessed the power of AMD Opteron™ dual-core processor technology and two next-generation AMD R600 Stream Processors capable of performing more than 1 trillion floating-point calculations per second using a general "multiply-add" (MADD) calculation. This achievement represents a ten-fold performance increase over today's high-performance server platforms, which deliver approximately 100 billion calculations per second."The technology AMD demonstrated today is just one example of how the 'New' AMD is changing the game for our industry," said Dave Orton, executive vice president of visual media business at AMD. "Today, teraflop computing capability is largely reserved for the supercomputing space. But now that "Teraflop-in-a-Box" is a reality, AMD can deliver an order of magnitude increase in performance."Today also marks an important milestone on the road to Accelerated Computing, AMD's vision for specialized "co-processors" interoperating with x86 microprocessors to provide efficient and flexible acceleration for specific applications. Platforms based on the same technology found in the "Teraflop-in-a-Box" demonstration should benefit a wide range of scientific and commercial applications, including energy, financial, environmental, medical, scientific, defense and security organizations around the world by equipping them with the intensive computing power they require to conduct research and deliver solutions significantly faster than previously possible.What is a Teraflop?In the supercomputing fiel

ASUS Launches Innovative Server Products for AMD OpteronTM Quad-Core Platform

Taipei, Taiwan, September 10, 2007 – In line with AMD's announcement of the Quad-Core OpteronTM Processor, ASUS has launched the innovative KFSN4-DRE series server board and RS161-E5 server system with advanced design guidelines and equipped with the latest Dual Dynamic Power Management and Dual Link technology for leading-edge native quad-core performance, targeting at the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market and enterprise-class applications.

The Quad-Core AMD OpteronTM processor is an industry-defining native quad-core microprocessor that continues AMD's tradition of energy efficiency, performance and virtualization leadership; through seamless upgradability from Dual-Core OpteronTM, these server products are specially designed for the new processor to reduce total operation cost.
The ASUS KFSN4-DRE series are the first Dual Dynamic Power Management™ ready platform with front Parallel-Balance CPU and memory placement designed to increase thermal efficiency by up to 20 ~ 30%. The 16-DIMM 64GB memory scalability helps achieve the maximum AMD Quad-Core Opteron™ computing power and the optimal memory resource – increasing performance and efficiency for many virtual workloads of Virtualization applications.
Powered by the AMD PowerNow!™ technology, ASUS' server platforms can help lower the total operation cost of datacenters or HPC server farms by reducing processor power consumption during non-peak workloads, thereby reducing heat generation and decreasing strain on cooling systems to protect investments in today's demanding server environments. The benefits of power savings are fully optimized on ASUS' server boards with Dual Dynamic Management™ that are designed with separate power planes for cores and memory controllers in order to obtain optimum performance at reduced power consumption. Furthermore, the Independent Dynamic Core Technology allows each core to be controlled individually for better power management, helping reduce power consumption as well.

HP Extends Lead in Blade Server Market, Growing Factory Revenue by 72 Percent in Second Quarter

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2007 – HP extended its lead in the worldwide blade server market in both total blade server units shipped and factory revenue, according to second calendar quarter 2007 server market figures released today by industry analyst firm IDC.(¹)
HP significantly increased its lead as the No. 1 blade server vendor in the period with 47.2 percent total factory revenue share, a year-over-year factory revenue growth rate of 71.9 percent.
As businesses require more powerful and scalable computing solutions for traditional applications and new workloads such as Web 2.0, high-performance computing and gaming, HP saw increased demand for its HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture and ProLiant family of servers in the second quarter of 2007. HP maintained its commanding lead as the No. 1 x86 server vendor, with 34.8 percent unit market share, growing at 18.2 percent year over year in a market that grew unit shipments 7.8 percent.
As the worldwide server market accelerated overall, HP held its No. 1 position in unit shipments for the 21st straight quarter, increasing its server units by 17.4 percent year over year in the second quarter and growing unit shipments the fastest of the top five vendors in the worldwide server market. With impressive growth across its ProLiant, Integrity and BladeSystem families, HP captured 33.7 percent total unit shipment share, shipping more than one out of every three servers in the world; it also grew server factory revenue faster than the market.
"HP's continued market leadership demonstrates we are successfully investing in areas critical for our customers' success," said Scott Stallard, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP. "HP's innovation across our server and BladeSystem portfolios is driving customer preference that competitors cannot match and makes us a key technology partner for today's environments and those to come."
Highlights from IDC's worldwide report include:

New AMD Desktop Processors Designed for Both Performance-Hungry and Energy-Conscious Users

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — February 20, 2007 –Underscoring its commitment to delivering the right products at the right time, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced desktop processors designed for users seeking the ultimate in energy-conscious or high-performance computing. The new energy-efficient 45-watt AMD Athlon™ 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ can help consumers and businesses save energy and experience significant performance-per-watt benefits. And for those who crave high performance, AMD has also introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+. These new processors are expected to be immediately available in the channel and from OEMs including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo, representing the latest in a succession of innovations based on the award-winning AMD64 processor architecture."Our relentless focus on customer-centric innovation and industry leadership in performance-per-watt enables AMD to offer the market new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors. We expect that our commercial and consumer customers, as well as end-users, will be pleased with both the low noise and small form factor designs possible using this latest generation of energy-efficient desktop processors," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, AMD. "With the simultaneous introduction of the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+, AMD remains a leading-edge provider of technology that offers end-users the performance they seek, while delivering the unwavering level of quality they have come to expect from AMD."AMD's established leadership in performance-per-watt computing, extending from the datacenter to the desktop, allows businesses and consumers to benefit greatly from energy-efficient processors. The new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65nm technology, AMD can produce more processors on a 300mm wafer while manufactu

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