AMD will release the first Opteron server processors to feature its new “Bulldozer” 32-nanometer cores. This is world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos”.
Compatible with existing AMD Opteron 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, “Interlagos” is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year. Many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now underway.
“This is a monumental moment for the industry as this first ‘Bulldozer’ core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. “The flexible new ‘Bulldozer’ architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads.”
To find out more about the new Cores, take a look at the interactive video below…
Acording to AMD, the new processor cores offer up to 50% more throughput as AMD’s current 12-core Opterons while sitting in the same power envelope.