AMD today announced immediate availability of the AMD Opteron™ processor Model 246, designed to provide outstanding performance for servers and workstations.

AMD today announced immediate availability of the AMD Opteron™ processor Model 246, designed to provide outstanding performance for servers and workstations.

The AMD Opteron processor Model 246, which will power the IBM eServer 325, provides a unified platform for servers and workstations, enabling simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing. The IBM eServer 325 is planned to power one of the world’s largest Linux supercomputers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Pricing The AMD Opteron processor Model 246 is priced at $ 794 in 1,000-unit quantities.

Recently announced results of the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s TPC-H benchmark, which measures business-related database queries, confirm the IBM eServer 325 featuring the AMD Opteron processor Model 246 is currently the highest performing system tested on this benchmark for both 100GB- and 300GB-sized databases. AMD Opteron processor Model 246-based servers outperform many competitive offerings by up to 50% on industry standard benchmarks. Complete benchmarking details for the AMD Opteron processor are available at http://www.amd.com/opteronperformance