AMD is finally talking about commercial sales of Budapest. From eWeek
Now that “Barcelona” is here, Advanced Micro Devices is turning its attention to “Budapest.” The chip maker plans to unveil three new quad-core Opteron processors for single-socket servers this week at the 2008 Computex conference in Taiwan. The chips, developed under the code name “Budapest,” will fill out the company’s quad-core Opteron portfolio, which ran into a series of problems related back to 2007, when the company found a design flaw in the original silicon.
The big difference between the Barcelona and Budapest versions is that Budapest uses HyperTransport 3.
While Cray is using the chips for high-performance computing, Steve Demski, an AMD marketing manager, said these Opterons are geared for the lower end of the enterprise market as well as midmarket businesses and even SMBs (small and midsize businesses) that look to buy less expensive servers.