AMD Istambul Chip to Ramp Six-Core Performance

With Intel’s next-gen Xeons gathering like a storm on the horizon, AMD today gave the first working demonstration of its potential counterpunch: a six-core Opteron processor code-named “Istanbul.”

"Istanbul is a fairly straightforward upgrade over current ‘Shanghai’
Opterons: a 45nm processor with 6MB of L3 cache that fits into a Socket
F-style motherboards, only with six cores rather than four. As a
result, the upcoming Istanbul-based Opterons will serve as drop-in
upgrades for existing Socket F systems. The chips will take advantage
of the same 2P, 4P, and 8P infrastructure as today’s Opterons, with
HyperTransport and two channels of DDR2 memory per socket. Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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