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AMD Opteron Processor Powers New Family of Sun Fire Servers

  • 11 February, 2004 13:52

<p>AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the Sun Fire™ V20z server, the first in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The Sun Fire V20z, is the first server to come out of the strategic alliance announced by AMD and Sun less than three months ago and gives customers industry-leading performance in the Solaris Operating System or Linux environment.</p>
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<p>AMD OPTERON™ PROCESSOR POWERS NEW FAMILY OF SUN FIRE SERVERS
—New servers from AMD and Sun drive Linux and Solaris applications—</p>
<p>SUNNYVALE, CALIF.—Feb. 10, 2004— AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the Sun Fire™ V20z server, the first in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The Sun Fire V20z, the first server to come out of a strategic alliance announced by AMD and Sun less than three months ago, gives customers industry-leading performance in the Solaris Operating System or Linux environment. More information is at Sun’s website at www.sun.com.</p>
<p>Designed to deliver high-performance solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications, the AMD Opteron processor provides leading-edge performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit computing, giving customers a simplified platform for their application needs. AMD Opteron processors feature AMD64 technology, which delivers built-in capabilities designed to run several operating systems, including Solaris and Linux. At the same time, AMD64 technology helps customers protect their IT investment and simplify planning by enabling them to migrate to 64-bit computing at their own pace — without sacrificing the existing resources they rely on to run their business.</p>
<p>“The AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire server gives enterprise customers the power of choice,” said Dirk Meyer, senior vice president, Computation Products Group, AMD. “AMD has delivered high performance 32-bit and high performance 64-bit computing in X86 architectures. In addition to the high-performance 32-bit computing and powerful 64-bit computing for AMD64 technology, the Sun Fire server gives enterprise customers their choice of running the Solaris Operating System or Linux on the Sun Java Enterprise System. With the introduction of Sun-based solutions, the number applications available to the enterprise increased dramatically.”</p>
<p>“The Sun Fire V20z server is the first in a complete family of AMD Opteron processor-based systems from Sun which will feature Solaris, Linux and the Java Enterprise System,” said Neil Knox, executive vice president, Volume Systems Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “We plan to introduce a broad set of enterprise servers based on the AMD Opteron processor. Sun's collaboration with AMD represents a response to the increasing customer demand for x86 solutions that are 32-bit and 64-bit capable and deliver maximum performance.”</p>
<p>The AMD Opteron processor continues to gain wide-ranging acceptance, with increased endorsements from Fortune 1000 companies, the clustering and High Performance Computing arena, database computing and workstation customers who rely on compute-intensive applications like financial modeling, digital content creation and CAD.</p>
<p>About AMD/Sun Strategic Alliance
In November 2003, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and AMD announced a strategic alliance through which Sun will deliver new AMD Opteron™ processor-based Sun Fire™ systems and optimized versions of the Solaris™ Operating System (OS) and the Java™ platform as well as Linux OS. The new Sun Fire servers will provide customers with all the benefits of the Solaris OS and the Java Enterprise System running on industry standard x86 architecture with breakthrough AMD Opteron processor performance. The alliance plans to also include long-term joint technology development to create future hardware and software offerings.</p>
<p>About AMD
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and system-on-chip solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. Founded in 1969, AMD is a Standard &amp; Poor's 500 company with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia.</p>
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