Dual-Core AMD Opteron Launch Party
AMD has officially launched the dual-core Opteron processors and celebrated the 2nd anniversary of their AMD Opteron processor today. AMD’s key OEM customers, Sun, HP and IBM were invited to attend the launch and they gave an overview of their dual-core Opteron servers offerings.
AMD has officially launched the dual-core Opteron processors and
celebrated the 2nd anniversary of their AMD Opteron processor today. Certainly
it is my first time attending a press launch on board a yacht and it is quite a
nice experience i would say apart from the rowdy sea that caused sea sickness in
some of us. AMD’s key OEM customers, Sun, HP and IBM were invited to attend the
launch and each of them gave an overview of their dual-core Opteron servers offerings.
The launch is kicked off by Bryan Low, the director of sales
and marketing of AMD South Asia Pacific.
Mr Tan Hong Hock, the regional manager of Enterprise Business
Development gave some insights to the dual-core AMD processors emphasizing on
two key factors : Price & Performance and also the comparative advantages over
the Intel Pentium D processor.
AMD Singapore is also proud to announce a design win over at
SingTel Expan where HP servers powered by AMD Opteron processors are being used
for their managed hosting services.
Paul Miller, the VP of Marketing of HP Industry Standard Servers
division talked about their ProLiant BL45p server blade as well as ProLiant
DL585 based on dual-core Opteron. He mentioned that HP has experienced rapid
adoption of HP ProLiant servers based on AMD Opteron processors as customers
seek the performance and price/performance advantages.
Han Chung Heng, the General Manager of IBM Singapore Systems &
Technology Group talked about their Intellistation A-Pro Workstation and IBM
eServer 326. IBM is the first OEM to announce support for Opteron and will
continue to work closely with AMD to enable Opteron processor-based blade
technology as part of their BladeCenter ecosystem.
Sugumaran Kannusamy, the Regional Sales Director, Asia South of
Sun Microsystems talked about their Sun Fire V40z servers and their Solaris 10
OS that are optimized for AMD64 technology. He mentioned that customers nowadays
are demanding more and more Opteron-based servers due to good price/performance
The crowd is certainly well entertained with dances, songs and
fun games. Not forgetting, a good dinner as well.
Last but not least, a gift from AMD which is a small wooden box
with metal plating of their new logos. Who knows, the dual-core processors may
be contained inside
Ah it is empty! Better luck next time.