AMD wants to know. How bad? Bad enough to announce a contest. [and we all know how much we love contests]. The folks at AMD are seeking your best essays, videos or blogs documenting how you might use 48 cores. What will you win? Well, 48 cores [including:]…
- Four new AMD Opteron™ processors Model 6174, 12-core (2.2 GHz)
- TYAN S8812 motherboard: the motherboard is a Tyan S8812 that features 4 processor sockets with the capacity for you to install up to 8 DIMMs per socket
- one copy of Windows Server® 2008
For those of you living under a rock – or working away in the depths of the data center – the AMD Opteron 6100 series processors are 8- and 12-core processors that feature an incredible four channels of DDR-3 memory. That’s 33% more channels than expected competing Intel products* and more than double the memory throughput of our existing products.** These are the first 8- and 12-core x86 processors in the market and you could be one of the first to have such a historic product in your hands.
If you’re interested in entering, check out the contest and submission details here.