Unlocking Multi-Core Opportunities in the Virtual Era

The legendary Peter Allen once sang, “Everything old is new again.” At AMD, we echo the singer’s thoughts in relation to technology. We have continually witnessed history repeat and refresh itself – the server market is no exception.
Every few decades, a new technology arises that fundamentally changes how companies operate. We’ve seen this with the personal computer, the cell phone and the Internet and now with cloud computing. Today we are witnessing the rise of cloud computing and virtualized environments that are powering a growing number of connected, mobile devices and consumer behaviors such as social media, e-commerce, online learning, remote team collaboration and other web-based activities in every walk of life. The impact of cloud computing is widespread and striking.

In the past three years, legacy data centers have moved closer to the cloud and workloads now demand more cores, more virtual machines (VMs), power and cost efficiency, scalability and simplicity. High-performance computing (HPC) is on the forefront of making new innovations possible in climate, medical and social research.

With Dell World kicking-off this week, AMD remains committed to providing customized server platform solutions to our customers, making cloud and virtualization technology even more efficient and agile. Enter the upcoming processors “Interlagos” and “Valencia” which will provide customers with new levels of energy efficiency per core and many new, expanded power management features. Our platforms are important for businesses, both large and small, because they are built with scalability and ease of management in mind.

AMD experiences this type of scalability firsthand everyday through our private cloud, which features more than 115,000 AMD Opteron processor cores and 4 petabytes of storage, providing invaluable R&D about the cloud and helping our customers prior to deployment with the capacity to conduct 40 million jobs a month. For more details about AMD’s private cloud check out the video.

AMD is eagerly awaiting announcements that will take center stage at Dell World this year and looking forward to hearing attendees’ perspectives about cloud computing in this virtual era. As always, we are committed to providing partners with the technology infrastructure and services that will enable the next stage of the computing model.

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Annie Flaig is the Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Business at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only.  Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. 

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