Acer have let the world know that it is in a strategic partnership with AMD.
Since the announcement of the Opteron 6100, currently the number one OEM in the PC marketspace, Acer, have announced an intent to use the new 12 core processor in systems.
“The new AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform, in combination with Acer Group’s innovative server design, can give small, medium and enterprise businesses flexibility in an ever-changing IT environment,” – comments Patrick Patla, Vice President and General Manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD – “The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor is the only server processor with up to 12 cores and four channels of DDR3 memory, providing the muscle to tackle larger, increasingly complex and multithreaded applications, while scaling memory and maintaining power efficiency and overall value for customers.”
This bodes well for AMD and means they have a solid design for the server market – allowing businesses to consolidate their servers and even reduce licensing fees for software.
The key technologies in the Opteron 6100 enabling an impressive performance boost and scalability:
– Direct Connect Architecture 2.0 provides higher peak throughput and doubles the memory capacity helping improve overall system performance. Furthermore, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology helps increase coherent memory bandwidth between CPU’s and I/O to help maintain overall system balance and scalability, reduce latency in multi-node systems, and reduce cache probe traffic between cores.
– AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V 2.0) technology allows virtualized environments with low overhead and superior efficiency.
– AMD-P 2.0 technology provides an interface for processor and System Management monitoring and controlling of system resources.
Acer were delighted with the new partnership:
“Acer Group is demonstrating their commitment to innovation with this new range of high-performance servers,” – comments Gianluca Degliesposti, Vice President Global Server Business Development, Acer Group. –“By taking advantage of the unique features of the new AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform, Acer Group SMB channel and HPC partners are well positioned to deliver extreme value with high performance, energy efficient servers to customers worldwide.”