Istanbul AMD Demos 6 core Opteron Istanbul

AMD provided a live demonstration of their 6-core Opteron processor code-named “Istanbul.” It is basically a 6-core version of 45nm “Shanghai” Opteron and is pin compatible with the current Socket F boards. AMD seems to be right on track for launch in H2 2009. As Tech Report has reported, AMD has provided a few demonstrations on Istanbul silicon in action.

Istanbul AMD Demos 6 core Opteron Istanbul

amd server roadmap AMD Demos 6 core Opteron Istanbul

AMD provided a live demonstration of their 6-core Opteron processor code-named “Istanbul.” It is basically a 6-core version of 45nm “Shanghai” Opteron and is pin compatible with the current Socket F boards. AMD seems to be right on track for launch in H2 2009.

As Tech Report has reported, AMD has provided a few demonstrations on Istanbul silicon in action. The first demo was a simple showing of Task Manager on the Windows Server 2008 desktop showing 24 cores in a 4P system. The second demo was on a 2P system with 12 cores running virtualization. The third demo was a Stream benchmark test comparing Shanghai vs Istanbul. The 16-core Shanghai system produced throughput numbers in the range of 25,000 MB/s while the 24-core Istanbul box attained about 42,000 MB/s.