Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processor-Based Systems Now Available from Sun Microsystems

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced enterprise customers now have more choices for rack-mount and blade systems based upon Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors with the launch of eight new innovative servers from Sun Microsystems. All systems are specifically designed to take advantage of the enhanced power management and virtualization capabilities offered with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and the overall system efficiency and scalability of AMD's Direct Connect Architecture.

"Sun uniquely delivers some of the most innovative and high performing server platforms available," said Randy Allen, senior vice president, Computing Solutions Group, AMD. "We think our shared customers will experience outstanding energy efficiency and a low total cost of ownership on server platforms designed to deliver all the benefits of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor technology."

"Our newest Sun Fire x64 servers provide a robust slate of options for customers demanding high performance, scalability and power efficiency," said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, in conjunction with our unique server designs and the Solaris 10 OS, deliver extreme value, performance and reliability."

Sun has expanded its line of AMD Opteron processor-based servers with the new Sun Fire(TM) X4140, Sun Fire X4240 and the industry's only 4-socket x64 AMD Opteron processor-based server in a 2U form factor, the Sun Fire X4440. In addition, the Sun Fire X2200 M2, Sun Fire X4100 M2 and Sun Fire X4200 M2 servers are now available with the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor. The Sun Blade(TM) X8440 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 servers are planned to be available by the end of June 2008. Through innovative features such as AMD CoolCore(TM) Technology and Rapid Virtualization Indexing, these new servers help deliver industry-leading energy-efficiency and virtualization performance that help customers optimize datacenter resources by reducing power, cooling, and space costs.

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For more information on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor family, including FAQs, development tools, pricing and other general information, please visit www.amd.com/opteron.

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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, and AMD CoolCore are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Sun Blade and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Source: Advanced Micro Devices