AMD’s Operon Chips Used in New Dell PowerEdge Servers

Dell is among a number of server makers expected to take advantage of new

Opteron processor offerings from Advanced Micro Devices.


on Feb. 14 is rolling out five new Opteron 6100 Series chips that offer high

core counts and speed bumps that continue to push the company’s drive for

greater performance and lower power consumption. The new chips include the

12-core 6166 HE for dense form factors and blade systems, the mainstream

Opteron 6176 — AMD officials say the

mainstream chips account for about 80 percent of the Opterons sold — and the 6180

SE, for high-end workloads like HPC

(high-performance computing) and large databases. Frequencies range from 1.8GHz

for the 6166 HE to 2.5GHz for the 6180 SE.


new eight-core chips are the Opteron 6140 and 6132 HE. Clock speeds for these

chips processors are 2.2GHz and 2.6GHz, respectively.


are pretty straight-forward speed bumps,” Steve Denski, product manager

for AMD’s Server Division, said in an

interview with eWEEK. “With these speed bumps, we maintain our performance

lead [over rival Intel].”


is taking advantage of these new chips. The systems maker is updating 17

PowerEdge servers with chips from both AMD

and Intel, the company announced Feb. 14. However, at the center of Dell’s push

is the introduction of the new PowerEdge C6145, a system aimed at the HPC

and hyper-scale spaces that offers two four-socket nodes in a 2U (3.5-inch)

chassis. The C6145 can put 96 cores and 1 terabyte of storage into the 2U

space, and offers a shared infrastructure design, where such components as

power supplies are shared by the two nodes.

For more, read the eWeek article: Dell PowerEdge C6145 Uses New AMD Opteron Chips.

CIO Insight Staff
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