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Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor-based Platforms Available in Channel Today

—Leading distributors, system integrators and specialized OEMs now delivering AMD Quad-Core Processor-based server systems to small and medium businesses, enterprise customers, and high performance computing centers—


SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 9, 2008 —AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability and widespread shipping of Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-based server systems among its channel partners. Ten AMD Validated Server Program platforms are also available and shipping today, addressing customer demand for the business-focused advantages of systems based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. These systems all deliver the benefits of AMD Direct Connect Architecture – energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and virtualization performance.

Our channel partners uniformly display strong commitment to their customers’ business requirements and are among the first to deliver the technical innovation that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors add to each of their distinctive product lines,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. “Channel offerings today are very high-performance, customized solutions, but across the board, the benefits of Direct Connect Architecture help these systems deliver efficiency with consolidation options and power management. Our channel customers recognize the unique value that only AMD can deliver and we are committed to helping grow their business.

Appro is furthering its industry leadership in delivering high-performance, power efficient, and scalable HPC solutions with the new Appro Xtreme-X2 Supercomputers,” said Jim Ballew, Appro chief technical officer. “Appro already has observed the exceptional real-world performance benefits with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based Appro systems in major high-performance computing clusters such as the University of Tsukuba, Center of Computational Sciences and the ING Renault Formula One Team Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Centre. We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing high-bandwidth Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based computing solutions that meet the most pressing demands of our customers.”
Supermicro, an AMD Validated Server Partner, delivers an energy-efficient and comprehensive selection of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based solutions for high-performance servers and whisper-quiet workstations,” said Alex Hsu, chief sales and marketing officer, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI). “Supermicro innovations include unprecedented 2P/4P SuperBlade compute density (up to 960 cores per rack), maximum I/O flexibility with Universal I/O (UIO), virtualization optimization (up to 32 DIMMs in a 1U, 2U or 4U server) and 1U Twin architecture (two independent nodes per 1U chassis) for scalability leadership. With earth-friendly, high-efficiency power designs, and energy-efficient board designs, Supermicro Quad-Core AMD Opteron building blocks can save money for customers while also protecting the environment.”
"With wide availability of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, Rackable Systems has expanded its leadership in providing across its entire server product line high-density, power-efficient configurations for its customers that are immediately available," said Tony Gaughan, chief products officer, Rackable Systems. "The Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor paired with our thermally efficient designs offers exceptional performance-per-watt while enabling outstanding power savings and reliability for customers in need of energy-efficient data center solutions today."
SYNNEX applauds AMD’s commitment to addressing the most pressing demands of today’s enterprise data center customer with the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor,” said Steve Ichinaga, senior vice president and general manager, Systems Integration Division, SYNNEX Corporation. “AMD’s native quad-core processor is an ideal processor on which our partners can build innovative systems to meet the energy-efficiency, performance-per-watt, and virtualization requirements of their end-users.”
"Our business is built on the ability to smartly match our customers' business requirements with the right systems," said Tom Cahill, director of product and partner management at CDW. "The Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture allows us to expand upon the variety of options we offer to our customers for high-performance server configurations."
As part of a commitment to furthering the success of our channel partners, AMD’s Validated Server Program makes platforms available that have been thoroughly tested for quality, compatibility, longevity, and stability. These platforms provide the channel with world-class manufacturing, service, support and quick time to market. A variety of reliable, efficient platform options are available today from Tyan, Supermicro, and Uniwide featuring the unique business value of the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.

Visit AMD on the Web

For more information on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor family, including FAQs, development tools, and other general information, please visit http://multicore.amd.com. Information on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor pricing can be found at http://www.amd.com/pricing. An online press kit is available at http://www.amd.com/quadcore/presskit.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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