Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD

Looking at the new 939-pin Processors

The long anticipated 939-pin transition for Athlon 64 processors is now here, and we look at the two premium releases and what the change means to you.

AMD Announces IBM and Oracle Support...

Subject: Processors | May 25, 2004 - 09:13 AM |

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.

Source: AMD

AMD Establishes Advanced Micro Devices (China) Co., Ltd.

Subject: Processors | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM |

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.


Opteron 150 and 250 processors &more

Subject: Processors | May 18, 2004 - 02:53 AM |

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.

Worlds First Purpose-Built 64-Bit 300mm Manu Facility

Subject: Processors | May 17, 2004 - 08:45 AM |

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.

Source: AMD

Sun completes 'Niagara' chip design

Subject: Processors | May 13, 2004 - 06:42 AM |

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.

AMD Processor Pricing Update

Subject: Processors | May 8, 2004 - 08:28 AM |

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!

Source: AMD

Opteron Powers Customer Apps for Leading Italian Insurer

Subject: Processors | May 7, 2004 - 06:05 AM |

MILAN, ITALY―May 7, 2004―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.

Source: AMD

AMD to Present at Schwab Soundview Semiconductor Conference

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 05:40 PM |

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.

Source: AMD

AMD Chip Leaks!?! 130/90nm chip info.

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 11:48 AM |

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.

Source: The Register