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AMD Rolls Out "Warsaw" Opteron CPUs With 12 and 16 Cores
Tom's Hardware ^ | 1-22-14 | Marcus Yam

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:35:14 PM PST by smokingfrog

 AMD today released two new Opteron chips based off the company's "Piledriver" core. Part of the 6300 series codenamed "Warsaw", the 6370P packs 16 cores and the 6338P has 12 cores. Both of these new processors are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.

AMD boasts that the new Opterons are ideal for the Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform, complex compute needs of data analysis, xSQL and traditional databases, citing reasons of power efficiency and cost effectiveness. Specifically, these Warsaw parts have a TDP of 99 W. As far as cost effectiveness, the 16 core model is priced at $598 and the 12 core $377.

(Excerpt) Read more at tomshardware.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: piledriver; server
That's a lot of computing power.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:35:14 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Attractive for those hosting VMs on VMware, VirtualBox or HyperV. Mix it up with 32 GB RAM and some big SSD storage for a useful platform. NAS/SAN on a 10 Gb Enet rounds out the package.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:47:35 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: smokingfrog

"We've got all the power we need, captain!"

3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:48:15 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ping.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:48:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: smokingfrog

That would make a bitchin’ build box.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:57:27 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Myrddin

Uh, yeah. That sounds pretty cool. (I think)


6 posted on 01/23/2014 10:00:46 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
The Ming Mecca chip. - π
7 posted on 01/23/2014 10:15:17 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Myrddin

In 1999 I said that the “desktop will become the Browser”.

I really didn’t expect it to take this long.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 10:24:11 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: smokingfrog

Quad core CPU is overkill for most computer users. A fast low wattage dual core will do what they need. An i3 or i5 Haswell for example by Intel...both have very high benchmarks


9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:32:45 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: smokingfrog
the company's "Piledriver" core.

Piledriver? Vodka and prune juice?

10 posted on 01/23/2014 11:02:03 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Zeneta

I replaced a room full of SPARC blades with a pair of HP BL680c blades with (2 sockets x 10 cores x 2 threads/core) and 64 GB RAM per blade. A p2000 disk array with 4 TB RAID 10 on 10 Gb Enet hosts about 30 VMs including 32/64 bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. A few Windows servers and a Solaris 10 x86 as well. Good performance. Low power. Small foot print. Small heat load. The new CPU in this article exceeds the 10 core per socket devices I’m using. At home I use an i7-2600k CPU with 16 GB RAM and 3 TB SATAIII disk. Good enough for home use.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 11:17:04 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: dennisw

Most off the shelf software doesn’t leverage multi-core chips. The stuff I build for my customers does leverage it.
Big JVM, processor affinity for compute/IO tasks, big RAM, multiple hosts interacting via networked CORBA tasks. Ada code with polyorb for multitasking too. Because my employment depends on that skillset, I build enough machine at home to polish techniques for work. On a previous task, I was content to use a Dell D600 laptop for DSP in C++ and the FFTW libraries. The algorithms were developed using MATLAB for proof of concept. The C++ version was for real time.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 11:31:20 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: dennisw

My laptop computer has an i5-2450M processor. It seems to be plenty fast, but I’m not into gaming or anything like that.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 6:27:33 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
But even the highest is only 2.8ghz in turbo. I have a 6core AMD 6350 (by God's grace) which is 3.9ghz stock (and at 140.00 much much cheaper) Why would the 16 core 600.00 chip provide much more speed. Not that i could or am going to get one.
14 posted on 01/24/2014 6:45:22 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: dennisw
Quad core CPU is overkill for most computer users. A fast low wattage dual core will do what they need. An i3 or i5 Haswell for example by Intel...both have very high benchmarks

Yup. For most folks, even a quad core is overkill.

I've actually found some applications that I max out my 8-core box on. I must admit though, it's really nice to see that many CPUs when I run top.

top - 08:48:27 up 44 days,  9:57,  5 users,  load average: 0.08, 0.09, 0.06
Tasks: 216 total,   1 running, 215 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
%Cpu0  :  5.3 us,  1.7 sy,  0.0 ni, 91.7 id,  0.0 wa,  0.7 hi,  0.7 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu1  :  2.7 us,  0.3 sy,  0.0 ni, 95.7 id,  1.3 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu2  :  0.7 us,  0.0 sy,  0.0 ni, 99.3 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu3  :  8.3 us,  0.7 sy,  0.0 ni, 91.0 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu4  :  0.3 us,  0.3 sy,  0.0 ni, 99.3 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu5  :  0.7 us,  0.0 sy,  0.0 ni, 99.3 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu6  :  5.0 us,  0.3 sy,  0.0 ni, 94.7 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
%Cpu7  :  1.3 us,  0.0 sy,  0.0 ni, 98.3 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.3 si,  0.0 st
KiB Mem:  18490040 total, 11588088 used,  6901952 free,  1379940 buffers
KiB Swap:  9248764 total,        0 used,  9248764 free,  7636996 cached
 

Got some serious loafing going on at the moment, but when it wants to crunch some numbers, it's able and willing. :-)

15 posted on 01/24/2014 6:51:06 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: ShadowAce

FYI


16 posted on 01/24/2014 7:23:52 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: daniel1212

It’s a server CPU, so I assume it doesn’t really need to be all that fast most of the time — and it uses only 99 watts compared to your 125 watt CPU.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 7:25:20 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

18 posted on 01/24/2014 7:38:14 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: smokingfrog

Hopefully the price will come down relatively quickly


19 posted on 01/24/2014 10:04:26 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: daniel1212

O.O !!!

I didn’t know the FX series were AM3+!! :D I will have to see if we still have some selling around here ;^)


20 posted on 01/24/2014 7:46:36 PM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: zeugma

Thanks for confirming on quad vs dual cores. I have one computer of each and they seem to move the same speed


21 posted on 01/25/2014 8:14:27 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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