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Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 04:54 PM | Jason Smith
SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti
Subject: Processors | August 4, 2004 - 02:15 AM | Jason Smith
Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005. Surprise surprise...
Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara. It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early board
Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 05:13 PM | Joe White
SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.
Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 06:23 PM | Jason Smith
Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors. Results are anything but expected...
AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."
Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 05:48 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2004 - 09:51 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.
Subject: Processors | July 22, 2004 - 08:57 PM | Joe White
MILANO, ITALY -- July 22, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the Formula One racing team, has implemented a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture in order to advance its essential aerodynamic research and development. The servers based on the AMD Opteron processor represent the highest-performing computing solution ever employed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 12:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Kyle over at HardOCP has a nice write up on his experiences overclocking a 2.8 GHz retail Intel 520 processor.
Not only does this give a enthusiast view of what power is tucked into the new Pentium 4, it gives us an idea at what the upcoming Intel 1066MHz bus speed will bring. Our testing also provides information cutting edge enthusiasts want to know about DDR2 RAM and PCI-Express video card power needs.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 09:22 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+, bringing customers the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor designed for WindowsÂ®-based notebook PCs. The addition of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ to the award-winning AMD64 processor family provides an even greater selection for powerful 32-bit computing today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.
Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 11:37 PM | Jason Smith
It appears that two new Athlon 64 processors, codenamed Oakville and Winchester are reportedly faster than current versions. Though AMD is pretty hush hush about the whole thing, it seems that 90nm fabrication process may see light of day in these two cores. AMD has yet to disclose any time frames on these new developments.
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Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 02:39 AM | Jason Smith
Without a viable 64-bit Windows operating system, 64-bit enthusiasts have turned to Linux to provide a possible solution. Anandtech has taken the two largest 64-bit Linux distros, and the Windows 64-bit OS for a test drive. The test machine being driven by none other than the Athlon 64 3500+ Secket 939. The results may surprise you.
One quick note, make sure you pay attention to what means better performance on the graphs, on several of them, the best performers had the smallest numbers. e.g.
Subject: Processors | July 10, 2004 - 05:01 PM | Jason Smith
Intel has begun shipping its Pentium 4 3.60GHz processors as of two days ago, though most had not reached most vendors until yesterday or today. The Processors, also known as Pentium 4 560 features HT (Hyper-Threading) and SSE3 technologies and is comes in LGA775 form-factor. Though it is selling for $720 and up, stock is not readily available.
On a completely unrelated note, I am your new Processor news poster. Worry not though, Im sure all the vet's of news posting will keep me 100% o
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 06:48 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced availability of a new IntelÂ® Xeon™ processor-based platform and a host of new products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation platforms.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 12:40 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that at the upcoming Tour de France, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pro Cycling Team, which is presented by Berry Floors, will use a series of Trek bicycles designed on workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The USPS team is led by five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who Saturday will begin his quest for a record sixth straight Tour title.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 09:09 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA - June 28, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions. Crafty is an open-source, high-performance chess program scheduled to compete in the World Computer Chess Championship this July.
Subject: Processors | June 24, 2004 - 04:54 PM | Joe White
PARIS -- June 24, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Systems Europe (FSE) has chosen AMD Opteron™ processor-based cluster solutions for its first worldwide enterprise center in Toulouse, France.
In response to increasing requests for access to AMD Opteron processor-based systems in Europe, FSE has put together the world's first fully AMD Opteron processor-based lab designed to meet the demanding application testing and benchmarking needs of enterprise users and software partners.
Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 05:11 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® M processors 715 and 725**, expanding its mobile processor offerings and enabling a broader range of IntelÂ® Centrino™ mobile technology-based mobile PCs at lower price points.
The new chips round out the Intel Pentium M processor line, which also includes the recently introduced Pentium M processors 735, 745 and 755. The Pentium M processor is a key component of Intel Centrino mobile technology - Intel's best technology for mobile computing.
Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 11:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
I know that Intel has been getting a lot of flack during their new platform launch, the same Alderwood chipset and Socket 775 release we covered, and most it is deserved in this case. However, one thing that can be said that Intel did correctly, was getting the right processor releases into the channel.
Currently, you can find these processors for sale in the channel, just 5 days after the weekend release of the platform:
Subject: Processors | June 22, 2004 - 04:50 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2004 - More than half of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world are now based on IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® or XeonÂ® processors, reflecting the trend away from deploying proprietary, one-of-a-kind supercomputers toward a building-block approach that takes advantage of standards-based, off-the-shelf components to build these powerful machines.
Intel Corporation's platforms, whose influence in supercomputing has been gaining ground rapidly in recent years, laid claim to 286 sites in the "TOP500" list of supercomputer sites released t
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.