New AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series Processors Deliver Ideal

New AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series Processors Deliver Ideal
Performance, Power and Price for Cloud Applications 
Up to 15 Percent Lower Power Consumption and 24 Percent Better
Performance per Watt Versus Previous Generation AMD Opteron
Processors 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
unveiled nine new mid-range and entry-level AMD Opteron(TM) 4300
Series and 3300 Series server processors increasing performance per
watt versus the previous generation to maximize compute capabilities
in power-constrained environments(1), while delivering outstanding
value to cloud providers and web hosts. The AMD Opteron 3300 Series
processors provide enterprise-class features in a low power envelope
at a desktop processor price, making it ideal for web hosts and
small- and medium-sized businesses.  
The AMD Opteron 4300 Series processors offer up to 15 percent better
performance versus the prior generation, based on SPECint benchmark
results(2). And SPECpower results show up to a 24 percent improvement
in performance per watt. As with the AMD Opteron 6300(TM) Series
processors, these are socket compatible with the previous generation
processor, providing an effortless upgrade path for customers.  
"The Piledriver core architecture shared by the AMD Opteron 4300 and
3300 Series processors provides optimized performance, power and
price for today's customer," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, general
manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. "These new processors are ideal
for cloud providers, web hosts and small- and medium-sized businesses
who want to address their space and power constraints. With a simple
upgrade, existing customers can obtain more performance and improved
energy efficiency and new customers will obtain compelling value and
ROI."  
Extensive Software Support
 Deep and broad software ecosystem support
is available for the new processors. Several of the key tools
include: 


 
--  Hypervisors: Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V,
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and VMware vSphere;
--  Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red
    Hat Enterprise Linux;
--  Key developer tools: AMD Open64 compilers and AMD Core Math Library,
    GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), Micro
soft Visual Studio 2012, and The
    Portland Group (PGI) compilers;
--  Java virtual machine: AMD Aparapi, OpenJDK Project "Sumatra," Oracle
    JVM and IBM JVM.

  
Partner Traction
 Socket, thermal and chipset consistency with previous
generation AMD Opteron(TM) 4200 and 3200 Series processors allows
OEMs to easily carry forward existing server designs and enables end
customers to deploy new server hardware within their existing power
and cooling infrastructure. Servers based on the new processors are
now available from Supermicro as well as the AMD SeaMicro SM15000
platform. Additional server offerings will soon be available from
Dell and others.  
"AMD Opteron processor solutions have provided excellent investment
return for our customers," said Brian Payne, executive director of
Server Solutions, Dell. "The new 4300 and 3300 Series processors in
the AMD-based Dell PowerEdge servers maintain this history and are
ideal for web service providers who strive to maximize revenue from
their server infrastructure and also for small- and medium-businesses
who carefully invest to enable growth." 
"Supermicro has industry-leading server solutions and motherboards in
production supporting AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series processors,"
said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing and Business Development
at Supermicro. "Working closely with AMD, Supermicro is delivering 1U
short-depth SuperServers using the AMD Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series
processors, as well as a 3U 12-node MicroCloud optimized for the AMD
Opteron 3300 Series processor for hosting and cloud providers. With
systems using these new processors and the recently launched AMD
Opteron 6300 Series CPU, Supermicro's time-to-market delivery
provides customers a full range of Opteron-based solutions that cover
extremely cost-sensitive web- and cloud-hosting to high-end HPC
applications." 
Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail - AMD Opteron 4300 Series
Processors 


 
--  Frequency: Up to 3.4 GHz base frequency and up to 3.8 GHz using AMD
    Turbo CORE technology for performance boost when applications demand
    it;
--  Up to eight cores per socket for scaling on thread-intensive
    environments;
--  As little as 35W TDP for power-constrained environments;
--  AMD-P power management features maximize performance per-watt across
    workloads while giving IT managers more control over their data center
    power profiles;
--  The only x86 processor to support ultra-low voltage 1.25V memory;
--  AMD Virtualization(TM) (AMD-V(TM)) technology for near-native
    performance in virtualized environments and lowest cost per virtual
    machine (VM);
--  Two memory channels with up to 1866 MHz memory support;
--  Supports up to six DIMMs per CPU for up to 192GB memory per processor;
--  Up to two x16 HyperTransport(TM) technology (HT3) links at up to
    6.4GT/s per link.

  
Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail - AMD Opteron 3300 Series
Processors 


 
--  Frequency: Up to 2.8 GHz base frequency and up to 3.8 GHz using AMD
    Turbo CORE technology for performance boost when applications demand
    it;
--  Up to eight cores per socket for web hosting upsell opportunities;
--  As little as 25W TDP for power constrained environments;
--  AMD-P power management features maximize performance-per-watt across
    workloads while giving IT managers more control over their data center
    power profiles;
--  AMD-V technology for low cost virtualization;
--  Two memory channels with up to 1866 MHz memory support;
--  Supports up to four DIMMs per CPU for up to 32GB memory per processor;
--  One x16 HyperTransport technology (HT3) link at up to 5.2GT/s.

  
Supporting Resources 


 
--  See full performance details;
--  Review current pricing;
--  Opteron 4300 Series Specifications;
--  Opteron 3300 Series Specifications;
--  Information on AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server.

  
About AMD
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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
supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com. 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Virtualization, AMD V and
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of their respective owners.  
1. Comparison based on 2P SPECpower_ssj2008 data submitted to SPEC as
of Nov. 27, 2012: 60.9W at Active Idle, 256W and 971,064 ssj_ops at
100 percent of target load, and 3052 overall ssj_ops/watt using 2 x
AMD Opteron(TM) processors Model 4386 in Tyan YR190B8228 server, 32GB
(4 x 8GB DDR3-1600) memory, YM-2451C power supply, 128GB SATA SSD
disk drive, Microsoft(R) Windows Server(R) 2008 x64 Enterprise
Edition SP1. 61.8W at Active Idle, 299W and 870,780 ssj_ops at 100
percent of target load, and 2453 overall ssj_ops/watt using 2 x AMD
Opteron(TM) processors Model 4284 in Tyan YR190B8228 serve
r, 32GB (4
x 8GB DDR3-1600) memory, YM-2451C power supply, 128GB SATA SSD disk
drive, Microsoft(R) Windows Server(R) 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition
SP1. SPEC, SPECpower and SPECpower_ssj are registered trademarks of
the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org.
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2. Comparison based on 2P SPECint_rate2006 data submitted to SPEC as
of Nov. 27, 2012. 329, 2 x AMD Opteron(TM) processors Model 4386 in
Tyan YR190-B8228 server, 64GB (4 x 16GB DDR3-1600) memory, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux(R) Server release 6.3 64-bit, x86 Open64 4.5.2
Compiler Suite. 285, 2 x AMD Opteron(TM) processors Model 4284 in
Dell PowerEdge R515 server, 32GB (8 x 4GB DDR3-1600) memory, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux(R) Server release 6.1 64-bit, x86 Open64 4.2.5.2
Compiler Suite. SPEC and SPECint are registered trademarks of the
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org.
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Contact:
Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986
tara.sims@amd.com 
Gary Grossman
Edelman for AMD 
(503) 471-6868
gary.grossman@edelman.com 
 
 
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