SemiAccurate has a picture of a nice looking serverboard for the new Opteron 4200 series of processors from AMD. The new server chips are designed for use in multiples of either two or four and as they have up to 16 cores each that gives you a very respectable amount of processing power for your server, which could be the only home for the Bulldozer. Plenty of new power saving options are available, from two different ways of implementing Turbo Core to a BIOS setting which allows you to set the maximum power draw from the server, which it will stick to by downclocking or turning off unused cores.
"AMD (NYSE:AMD) has again leapfrogged Intel when it comes to the number of cores in a single server processor. The latest Opteron 6200 series has versions available with up to 16 cores and supports 4 sockets per board, whereas the 4200 series supports a maximum of two sockets with 8 cores each."
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- 2011 Holiday Tech Gift Guide @ TechReviewSource
- Valve admits forum hack exposed gamers’ private @ The Register
- Israeli Firm Claims Technological Breakthrough in PC Security @ NGOHQ
- New competition @ HardwareLOOK