AMD Updates Server/Workstation Roadmap
"Shanghai" on track to begin production in 2H08. Development of AMD‘s
first 45nm server processor, codenamed "Shanghai" is on schedule to begin
production in the second half of 2008 and will now feature coherent
HyperTransport 3.0 for processor-to-processor communication. In addition to
increasing the shared Level-3cache from 2MB to 6 MB, "Shanghai" will include
core and instruction-perclock (IPC) enhancements.
"Istanbul" to bring 6-core processing within current socket in 2H09. New
to the AMD server roadmap, "Istanbul" is will be a 6-core server processor that
will fit within the current Socket F1(1207), which will enable OEMs to preserve
platform investments and increase system performance-per-watt."Istanbul" is
planned to be available for 2P and above configurations, and will leverage AMD‘s
industry-leading Direct Connect Architecture, which alleviates the system
communication bottlenecks in other processors.
The third-generation AMD Opteron processor Socket G34 platform is planned for
1H10. In 2010, AMD expects to introduce its third-generation AMD Opteron
processor Socket G34platform. The Socket G34platform is planned to offer
features such as DDR3 memory capabilities and the AMD RD890 chipset for
non-coherent HyperTransport 3.0, along with an additional HT link.
New six-and twelve-core AMD Opteron processors for Socket G34 planned for
1H10. A six-core processor, codenamed "Sao Paolo" is planned to incorporate
DDR3memory and an additional HyperTransport 3.0 linkas well as a 6-core design.—Magny
Cours,“ a 12-core processor will also leverage these features.