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Subject: Processors | June 21, 2004 - 12:33 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - JUN. 21, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 30 AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems are listed among the world's highest-performing supercomputers, as determined by the TOP500 Organization (www.top500.org.) Building on an impressive debut on the TOP500 list in November 2003, AMD Opteron processor-based systems appear three times among the top 20 on the most recent list.
Subject: Processors | June 17, 2004 - 09:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
Kyle has just posted an article on HardOCP that shares his experience with taking the Athlon 64 3000+ processor and coupling it with a Abit K8T800 Pro motherboard with a locked AGP/PCI bus. The results are quite impressive, and apparently easy to do.
Keep in mind that all Athlon64 CPUs have "Cool n' Quiet" technology.
Subject: Processors | June 17, 2004 - 06:13 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- May 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Sauber Petronas will implement a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The cluster is designed to deliver increased performance for the Swiss Formula One team as part of their aerodynamics research and development efforts.
Subject: Processors | June 14, 2004 - 05:17 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 14, 2004 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a technology milestone with the completed design of its AMD64 dual-core processors. AMD plans to deliver high-performance dual-core products to the x86 server market in mid-2005 and introduce dual-core solutions for high-end client PCs in the second half of 2005.
To meet customer and partner needs, AMD has been developing its multi-core processors for several years.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:13 AM | Ron Goldin
SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 8, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor family was honored by PC World with the 2004 World Class Award for Product of the Year. The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2004 issue of PC World (now available online and on newsstands June 15).
Custom made for performance-hungry users like gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts, AMD Athlon 64 FX processors continue to push the boundaries of cinematic computing with the world's highest-performance PC processor on the market today.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:11 AM | Ron Goldin
SHANGHAI, China, June 8, 2004 - Working to develop the next generation of interactive entertainment solutions for the burgeoning online industry in China, Intel Corporation and Shanda Networking today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on software development for the digital home. The MOU outlines efforts the companies will undertake to advance interactive gaming and digital entertainment in the home.
China's online gaming and entertainment industry is growing robustly, with industry analyst firm IDC estimating up to 54 million gamers by 2008.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:09 AM | Ron Goldin
DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2004 - IBM and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on a new Linux-based mobile workstation pilot designed to increase the productivity of engineers working in one of today's most demanding computing fields -- Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The new platform combines the strengths of IntelÂ® Centrino™ mobile technology, IBM ThinkPad notebooks and Cadence Design Systems software.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:06 AM | Ron Goldin
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 7, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will introduce a new brand of PC processors to be named AMD Sempron™. The AMD Sempron processor family is expected to redefine everyday computing for today's value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs.
AMD Sempron processors are being developed to meet the evolving day-to-day needs of home and business PC users. Basic computing is no longer just about email, Web browsing or word processing. Today it's also about downloading and playing music, or sending pictures to family and friends.
Subject: Processors | May 25, 2004 - 09:13 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-May 25, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced additional enterprise software support from IBM and Oracle with availability of AMD64 product optimizations. The migration of these core business applications to the AMD64 platform will help ensure enterprise customers have access to x86-based 64-bit software optimized for improving e-business and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
The new solutions represent offerings from the industry's leading database and ERP companies.
Subject: Processors | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Ron Goldin
BEIJING - MAY 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has established AMD (China) Co., Ltd., and co-hosted an inaugural ceremony with officials from the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, where the company will be headquartered. AMD (China) Co., Ltd. is registered as a foreign-invested holding company, managing all AMD investments in China and enabling it to conduct an increased scope of business operations in the country.
Subject: Processors | May 18, 2004 - 02:53 AM | Geoff Baker
They are bumping them up again. It's the X50 2.4Ghz model of Opteron. You should have a pretty good idea of how they perform by the time you get to the end of this massive benchmark comparison. Haven't seen these in the price engine yet, but curious what an 850 will go for. Yikes.
Quote: "TODAY AMD IS LAUNCHING its Opteron 150, 250, and 850 processors.
Subject: Processors | May 17, 2004 - 08:45 AM | Joe White
DRESDEN, GERMANY - 17 May 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) marked an important milestone in the construction of its next-generation 300 millimeter (mm) manufacturing facility, AMD Fab 36, with a "topping-off" ceremony held today.
Subject: Processors | May 13, 2004 - 06:42 AM | Ron Goldin
Looks like Sun is finally making strides towards the x86 market, even while they adopt Opteron servers into their foray of products. The question is, just how far can they go to be a top of the line competitors of today's x86 market. If some of the uniqueness of their x86 processor line is as accurate as described below, its possible they will give everyone a run for their money.
Niagara is notable for an unusual design that includes eight processing engines, or cores, each of which is capable of handling four instruction sequences called threads.
Subject: Processors | May 8, 2004 - 08:28 AM | Ron Goldin
Well, looks like AMD has once again slashed prices to sell their product. Updating their site on May 6th with prices for 800 series Opterons looking the sweetest of all. I mean c'mon, an 844 model for under $700 combined with Tyan's Thunder K8QS 4-way Opteron board. Talk about some Distributed Computing power!
Subject: Processors | May 7, 2004 - 06:05 AM | Joe White
MILAN, ITALYâ€•May 7, 2004â€•AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Genialloyd, the e-commerce division of Italian insurance company RAS and member of the Allianz Group, has deployed an AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based IBM eServer 325 platform to better manage customer data and more accurately analyze risk selection.
Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 05:40 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA - MAY 06, 2004 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Director Investor Relations, Michael Haase, will present at the Schwab Soundview Semiconductor Conference at 4:00 p.m. GMT (9:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Trinity House in London, England. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentation.
Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some info on the upcoming chips being offered by AMD - 130 nm and 90 nm ... hope they're accurate!
The 130nm Athlon 64 with 512KB of on-die L2 cache, 'Newcastle', has a 150mm 2 die size. Its 90nm equivalent, 'Winchester', is just 83mm 2, the site reveals thanks to a reader who glimpsed an AMD presentation on the subject.
Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 11:28 AM | Ron Goldin
Sunnyvale, CA -- May 6, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced two new low-power mobile processors designed to offer outstanding computing performance and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family, offering a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit applications.
Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 06:03 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-MAY 6, 2004-AMD (AMD: NYSE) announced today that it has become the lead sponsor of Team NoA, a globally-ranked,
North American-based Counter-Strike squad. Counter-Strike is one of the most popular PC gaming titles among professional gamers. As part of the sponsorship, Team NoA will use AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor-based gaming systems during its 2004 tournaments.
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