Latest HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Integrate New AMD Opteron(TM)

Latest HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Integrate New AMD Opteron(TM)
Processors for High-Performance Systems 
AMD Cranks Up World's Best Price/Performance x86 Server Processor(1) 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/12 --  Today AMD (NYSE: AMD)
announced 11 servers from its customers, including two based on the
new HP ProLiant Gen8 platform, will be integrating previously
unannounced versions of the award-winning high-performance AMD
Opteron(TM) 6200 Series processor and the low-power AMD Opteron(TM)
4200 Series processor. These servers are based on five new AMD
Opteron(TM) processors that offer increased performance without an
increase in power consumption, providing customers more choice in
using the world's best price/performance x86 server processor(1).  
Last month, HP launched two HP ProLiant Gen8 servers using the new
AMD Opteron processors and plans to refresh the ProLiant DL585 G7 and
the BL685c G7 later this year. Moreover, Dell is also expected to
refresh its AMD offering with the latest AMD Opteron processors in
the PowerEdge C6145, C6105, R415, R515, R715, R815 and the M915.  
The new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers utilize the latest AMD Opteron 6200
Series processors to help drive better performance and scalability
for virtualization, HPC and database workloads. Combining the
additional clock speed of the new AMD Opteron processors with the new
HP ProLiant Gen8 features, allows for increased performance,
simplified maintenance and improved data center uptime. New models

--  HP ProLiant Gen8 DL385p, a 2U performance-based rack server designed
    for virtualization, database and high performance computing workloads;
--  HP ProLiant Gen8 BL465c, the first server blade with 2,000 cores per
    rack for virtualization, database and high-performance workloads.

The AMD Opteron processor family has seen significant momentum since
its new "Bulldozer" core-based families of server CPUs were launched
in November 2011. This includes multiple major customer wins
featuring a supercomputer deployment with the National Science
Foundation's Blue Waters project, Canada's TELUS, which launched a
virtual private cloud; and an upgrade to the "Jaguar" supercomputer
at Oak Ridge National Labs. 
"Since the launch of our 
latest AMD Opteron processors based on our
'Bulldozer' core, we have seen steadily increasing demand for our
high-end processors," said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general
manager, AMD Global Business Units. "The new additions to the AMD
Opteron processor family, along with the latest offerings from HP and
Dell, further strengthen our ability to offer greater choices to an
agile and data-hungry base of enterprise and cloud customers."  
The five new processors, available today, tout a 100 MHz performance
advantage over their predecessors without any increase in power
consumption. These additions underscore AMD's commitment to create a
broad portfolio of processor options for its customers, all of which
offer superior price/performance. The new processors are: 

--  AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors:
    --  AMD Opteron(TM) 6284 SE: 16-core 2.7 GHz, 140 watts TDP, $1,265*
    --  AMD Opteron(TM) 6278: 16-core 2.4 GHz, 115 watts TDP, $989*
--  AMD Opteron 4200 Series processors:
    --  AMD Opteron(TM) 4276 HE: 8-core 2.6 GHz, 65 watts TDP, $455*
    --  AMD Opteron(TM) 4240: 6-core 3.4 GHz, 95 watts TDP, $316*
    --  AMD Opteron(TM) 4230: 6-core 2.9 GHz, 65 watts TDP, $377*

More information on the AMD Opteron family can be found at  
About AMD 
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leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its
ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a
wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are
focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and
virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are
found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
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*AMD Opteron processor pricing can be found at 
(1) SPEC and SPECint are registered trademarks of the Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation. The results stated above reflect
SPECint_rate2006 results published on as of 1/23/12. The performance
component of the comparison is based on the best performing
two-socket servers using AMD Opteron(TM) processors and Intel Xeon
processors, operating at each processor's default frequency. Intel
Xeon X5690 (435): HP ProLiant DL380 G7 (3.46 GHz, Intel Xeon X5690),
48 GB (12 x 4 GB 2Rx4 PC3-10600R-9, ECC), Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Server release 6.1, Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64, C/C++: Version of Intel Compiler XE Build 20110803,
AMD Opteron 6282 SE (543): ASUS KGPE-D16 server motherboard (2.6 GHz
AMD Opteron 6282 SE), 128 GB (16 x 8 GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R-11, ECC), Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1, Kernel
2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64, C/C++: Version of x86 Open64
Compiler Suite (from AMD),
The price component of the comparison is based on similarly
configured HP servers with the processors from the performance
comparison. HP DL380 G7 (2P), $7544, pricing as of 1/23/12 on HP ProLiant DL380 G7 with 2 x Intel Xeon processor Model
X5690, 32GB memory, 1x72GB 15K HDD ($289), DVD, and 3yr base
warranty. HP DL385 G7 (2P), $5441, pricing as of 2/10/12 on HP ProLiant with 2 x AMD Opteron processor Model 6282 SE,
32GB memory, 1x72GB 15K HDD ($289), and 3yr base warranty. SVR-118 
Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986 
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