AMD announced their quad-core "Barcelona" Opteron processors are finally available. Ten AMD Validated Server Program platforms are available and shipping and the processor is available in the channel today.
“Our channel partners uniformly display strong commitment to their customers’ business requirements and are among the first to deliver the technical innovation that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors add to each of their distinctive product lines,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. “Channel offerings today are very high-performance, customized solutions, but across the board, the benefits of Direct Connect Architecture help these systems deliver efficiency with consolidation options and power management. Our channel customers recognize the unique value that only AMD can deliver and we are committed to helping grow their business.”
"With wide availability of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, Rackable Systems has expanded its leadership in providing across its entire server product line high-density, power-efficient configurations for its customers that are immediately available," said Tony Gaughan, chief products officer, Rackable Systems. "The Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor paired with our thermally efficient designs offers exceptional performance-per-watt while enabling outstanding power savings and reliability for customers in need of energy-efficient data center solutions today."