November 28, 2005
According to AMD executives, the Sunnyvale, Calif., chip maker is going to roll out a quad-core-capable processor family during 2007. The new core design will be similar to the core used by the company's Opteron and Athlon 64 processors, said Phil Hester, vice president and CTO at AMD, one of the executives who took the stage at the company's headquarters during its annual analyst conference.
The quad-capable family will include a range of processors, including offerings targeted to desktops, notebooks and one for servers that can fit into machines with as many as 32 processors. The new processor family will incorporate four cores connected together by a new version of the HyperTransport interconnect technology (in 2008), and will support DDR3 memory.
The server version of this chip will add a third level of cache memory to AMD's processors, allowing server designers to build systems with 16 and 32 processors, Hester said. Currently, AMD customers are limited to building eight-processor Opteron servers because of the difficulty inherent in coordinating cache memory requests within multiprocessor servers.
AMD also intends to focus on compiler and software technology to help transition applications to its multi-core architecture. AMD will work with OS and application vendors to develop enhancements to their software that exploits AMD's technology.AMD also confirmed that the Opteron CPUs will incorporate the Pacifica virtualization technology sometime next year. This virtualization technology will enable greater software flexibility, such as the capability to run multiple operating systems in separate partitions on a single processor.
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