AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR TO POWER KOREA'S NATIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM
October 20, 2005 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SEOUL, Korea-Oct. 20, 2005-AMD (NSYE:AMD) today announced the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development of Korea has selected the AMD Opteron(tm) processor to power its server systems for the National Education Information System Project (NEIS).
The NEIS project, establishing an online education information system to improve teachers' working environments and increase efficiency of national educational administrations, is the largest IT project in 2005 in Korea and will service over 10,000 schools and education offices nationwide. Samsung SDS is a primary solution provider in Korea and will supply NEIS with thousands of AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based servers through partnerships with Sun Microsystems and HP.
"AMD's innovations in server processing technology are capturing the attention of data center managers in government, education, and corporate environments in Korea and worldwide," said Kevin Knox, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, AMD. "The streamlined performance of our Direct Connect Architecture, true dual-core processing capability and the opportunity for increased savings for customers in power consumption and cooling costs, as well as alliances with key OEMs and solution providers, produce an outstanding solution for large IT projects."