Can Co-Processors Co-opt server dominance for AMD

Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors.  Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.

"One of the most competitive markets in computing is servers, with companies always looking for

more efficient processing to accommodate more complex simulations or decrease operating costs.

For years, the X86 segment of the server market was controlled by Intel's Xeon offerings, but in

recent years, a new contender has emerged, AMD's Opteron. Will the return of the co-processor

ensure a victory for Opteron?"

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