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March, 2010

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March 30, 2010  12:40 PM

List of AMD partners doesn’t include IBM, Cisco, Oracle/Sun…yet



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Data Center

I just got the list of AMD partners for its newest x86 Opteron chip, and it leaves out some major players, for now. The list includes HP, Dell, Gateway (Acer), Cray, Microtech/Atipa, Appro, Asus,...

March 18, 2010  4:26 PM

Cisco waiting for Intel Nehalem EX to announce Xeon servers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Cisco UCS, Data Center, INtel Xeon, magny cours, nehalem ex, westmere

Cisco is apparently going to wait until Intel announces its eight-core Nehalem EX chip before it unveils its newest Xeon server hardware, which will be dubbed the "M2" server line. Most server vendors - HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu - made server announcements this week regarding the six-core


March 17, 2010  1:53 PM

Comparing Intel Xeons: 32nm 5600s v. 45nm 5500s



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

 As an add-on to the Intel Xeon 5600 "Westmere" x86 processor news, below is a complete list of the 32-nanometer 5600 processors and how they compare to the 45-nanometer 5500 processors that Intel...


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