Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors Prove to be Optimal Choice for Virtualization
Dell M905 PowerEdge blade server achieves record number of Virtual Machines (VM) in VMmark performance testing —
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors now power 37 platforms from global OEMs, nine of which are designed with virtualization in mind. With Dell’s latest M905 PowerEdge blade server introduced today, AMD and Dell can claim the only 16-core x86 server to support 11 tiles or 66 Virtual Machines (VM) in VMmark performance testing1. The new server is now available along with the Dell PowerEdge M805 blade. Both servers are uniquely designed to leverage AMD-Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology for enhanced virtualization performance to help businesses maximize valuable datacenter real estate.
“Virtualization technology is an essential solution for businesses seeking to create efficient and easy to manage data centers,” said Patrick Patla, general manager, Server and Workstation Business, AMD. “Our processor technology combined with these new Dell PowerEdge servers offer a solution that can help speed mainstream virtualization adoption in the industry. We are excited that more customers now have greater choice in virtualization platforms and are able to take advantage of the performance leadership delivered by AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture.”
AMD’s unique Direct Connect Architecture helps enable the efficient memory and I/O capabilities that memory-intensive virtualization servers require, while alleviating the bottleneck of traditional front-side bus architectures. Combined with AMD’s Rapid Virtualization Indexing, which can significantly improve virtualization performance through more efficient virtual machine memory management, the new PowerEdge servers create an optimal virtualization platform tailored for performance and reliability. The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-based Dell PowerEdge line of servers can support VMware ESXi 3.5, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition integrated hypervisors. For more information on AMD virtualization, please visit http://www.amd.com/virtualization.
“Dell is offering customers a smarter path to virtualization with its new blades and across its entire portfolio of enterprise products and services,” said Sally Stevens, Director of Server Product Marketing, Dell. “Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors with AMD-V technology have been instrumental in achieving this level of virtualization performance, especially in memory-intensive applications.”
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