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Cloud Computing Technology from AMD 

Core of the Cloud  

Smart, Fast and Powerful Cloud Solutions Designed for High Value Performance

As it becomes increasingly difficult to stay competitive across unpredictable global markets, enterprises and public sector entities are adopting cloud computing technologies to help:

  • Reduce expenses
  • Minimize data center footprints
  • Improve IT efficiency

With more than two million AMD processors deployed in cloud environments around the globe,1 AMD is dedicated to helping IT organizations achieve these goals with AMD Opteron™ processors for servers.

AMD Opteron processors provide a formidable foundation for cloud environments by delivering a blend of highly scalable performance, rock-solid dependability and true overall business value.

Scalable Performance

  • Help achieve better server utilization and higher ROI per rack
  • Run more VMs2 with higher core density
  • Get the flexibility you need to tackle the most demanding cloud computing environments

Solid Dependability

  • Get predictable and consistent throughput3
  • Enable quick response to fluctating workloads
  • Help protect your data without sacrificing performance

True Business Value

  • Optimize data center floor space and power to help get more work out of every server dollar
  • Achieve tremendous price/performance per VM and price/performance per rack

Paired with predictable and consistent performance,3 AMD Opteron processors enable enterprises, government and educational organizations, and hosting service providers to efficiently handle the demands of deploying and running a cloud computing environment while remaining within budget.

Do the math: scalable performance, rock-solid dependability and unmatched business value. It’s a no-brainer. Put AMD Opteron processors at the core of your cloud to get more cloud computing for your budget.


Scalable Performance

Rock-Solid Dependability

  • AMD-V™ Technology Extended Migration enables live migration of virtual machines between any AMD processor-based servers.
  • AMD-V™ Technology and hardware-assisted security features help protect sensitive data in a virtual environment.
  • AES–NI Instructions accelerate high-volume encryption and decryption activities for improved security and data protection.

True Business Value

  • AMD PowerCap Manager can set a fixed limit on a server’s processor power consumption, giving IT more control over the power envelope.
  • TDP Power Cap gives each processor a maximum power limit without reducing CPU frequencies.
  • AMD PowerNow!™ Technology with Independent Dynamic Core Technology allows processors and cores to dynamically operate at lower power and frequencies during periods of low activity.
  • AMD Smart Fetch Technology can reduce power consumption by allowing idle cores to enter a halt state.
  • AMD CoolCore™ Technology dynamically turns off sections of the processor when inactive, which reduces power consumption and heat.
  • AMD CoolSpeed Technology enables servers to automatically drop into low-power mode if the thermal environment exceeds safe operational limits.
  • AMD C1E dials back energy consumption in slow or idle states to provide significant data center power savings.
  • AMD C6 power gating shuts down clocks and power to idle cores, reduces idle CPU power and gives remaining cores needed headroom for frequency boost with AMD Turbo CORE Technology.

Where to Buy 

AMD has a strong history of collaboration with hardware and software partners to develop innovative and groundbreaking cloud computing solutions.

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High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

AMD Opteron™ provides outstanding performance for HPC environments.

©2012 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Virtualization, AMD-V and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. Other names used in this presentation are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  1. As of Q4 2011
  2. Based on comparison of 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processor to 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series processor using 1 VM per core loading rule and according to http://www.intc.com/pricelist.cfm as of 3/14/12. SVR-126
  3. Not all Intel Xeon E5-4600 Series have Intel Hyper-Threading Technology or Intel Turbo Boost Technology. There is also variance across L3 cache (10-20MB), bus speed (6.4-8GT/s), and max memory speed (1066-1600). Intel processor specs as of 5/16/12 can be found at http://ark.intel.com/ compare/64609, 64604, 64602, 64608, 64607, 64603, 64622, and 64606. SVR-173
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