It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
The AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Powers weather.com(r) Database Servers The AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Powers weather.com(r) Database Servers
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


The AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Powers weather.com(r) Database Servers
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 30th January 2004, 15:47   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,752
jmke has disabled reputation
Default The AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Powers weather.com(r) Database Servers

-Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and weather.com are the Latest Enterprises to Look to the AMD Opteron Processor to Help Eliminate Disruption Costs -

Sunnyvale, Calif. -January 21, 2003- AMD announced today that weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel(r) and the leading source of online weather information, has successfully completed the migration of its 32-bit database applications to AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based servers from IBM. IBM's eServer 325 running Oracle 8i has delivered a performance boost for weather.com as well as providing a seamless transition from the previous server platform.

"When first introduced to the idea of moving our database to AMD Opteron processor-based servers, we liked the flexibility, price performance and ease-of-integration it offered," said Dan Agronow, vice president of technology at The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. "After testing the AMD Opteron processor, we were excited our applications immediately saw an impressive performance increase without any unexpected software development costs."

Historically, unexpected software development costs - also known as disruption costs - have created unnecessary penalties with respect to technology migrations, as recently discovered in a survey of more than 200 enterprises by Momentum Research Group (MRG). As a result, more enterprises are now looking to the x86 architecture-based, 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron processor to reduce the disruption costs long associated with proprietary 64-bit computing platforms.

A great example of how the AMD Opteron processor can reduce disruption costs is Alaska-based Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). ASRC recently moved its 32-bit Oracle 9i financial, data warehouse and reporting database onto AMD Opteron processor-based servers from Racksaver running 64-bit SuSE Linux. In addition to seeing a boost in 32-bit performance while having investment protection for future AMD64 applications, ASRC did not incur any disruption costs related to the migration of its existing applications to AMD64. ASRC is an Alaskan Native-owned corporation specializing in natural resource exploration in Alaska's Arctic Slope Region.

"AMD64 technology exists because we listened to our IT customers and recognized that they have been burned in the past by unnecessary software costs when installing new hardware platforms," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit. "We also recognized that disruption costs have been a stumbling block for return on investment for far too long. Because of AMD64's customer-centric innovation, disruption costs associated with migrating to 64-bit computing should no longer be a concern for enterprises."
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD Launches 45nm Triple Core Phenom II with DDR3 support jmke WebNews 0 9th February 2009 10:26
AMD Announces Widespread Availability and Broad Global OEM Support for New Quad-Core jmke WebNews 0 13th November 2008 17:17
AMD replaced 137 servers by 7 VMWare ESX jmke WebNews 0 27th June 2008 17:47
AMD Launches New Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors jmke WebNews 0 3rd June 2008 14:30
AMD GAME! Enables Console-like Simplicity for Mainstream PCs jmke WebNews 9 19th May 2008 21:51
AMD Introduces ‘AMD Business Class’, Designed With Business in Mind jmke WebNews 0 28th April 2008 10:33
AMD Launches World’s First x86 Triple-Core Processors jmke WebNews 0 27th March 2008 16:16
AMD Introduces Three New Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors jmke WebNews 0 12th March 2006 20:25
AMD Introduces Line of Low-Power, High-Performance AMD Geode Embedded x86 Processors Sidney WebNews 0 24th May 2004 07:10
Amd Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual Results jmke WebNews 0 30th January 2004 15:47

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:44.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO