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AMD Phenom and Opteron codenames explained

Posted on Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 04:22:01 CEST by

Wondering where AMD gets the codenames for its processors and computing platforms like Magny-Cours, Interlagos, Deneb and Dragon? Then head over to Bright Side of News, they have an article which explains the origin of these codenames. The Opteron processors use names related to Formula 1 racing tracks while the consumer processors are named after starts. Similarly, server platforms are named after Ferrari locations while constellations are used for consumer platforms.
Even though it is not known to general audience, AMD is blood-bonded with the world of motor racing. One of the AMD-based super-computers is used by FIA [Federation Internationale de l'Automobile] to simulate the behavior of F1 cars and that resulted in a sea of changes for the current Formula 1 season. With completely new winners and a revised grid we can conclude that the F1 rules worked and that season is unpredictable. Also, AMD is blood-bonded with Ferrari, which was a credit of a certain Frenchman that led AMD's Sales & Marketing team to its greatest period of success..



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