AMD announced it will release details about its Bulldozer architecture at the Hot Chips conference on August 24th:
So, what can you expect to see from this blog? Here is a snapshot of some of the things that we will be covering in the near future:
Hot Chips 22 Disclosures: Each year, the Hot Chips conference brings in-depth discussion of next generation technologies. On August 24th, Mike Butler will be presenting the next generation Bulldozer architecture at the conference. (The same day we’ll also disclose new details on “Bobcat” our other new core architecture scheduled to hit the market in 2011.) We’ll have a series of updates after this conference to give you some of the details, bringing the Bulldozer technology out to a wider audience.
20 Questions Blog: One of our most widely read (and participated) blogs for our Magny Cours product was the “20 Questions Blog.” We are going to do this again with Bulldozer this time. We’ll have an email address to send your questions to; we’ll choose the best questions and answer them in the blog.
Video Interview Blogs: Expect to see several video blogs from AMD as we bring you insight from some of the key engineers, executives and partners behind the product.
Product Video Demos: As we get closer to the launch, there will inevitably be some public demonstrations of the product. We’ll be sure to videotape those and bring them to you, as quickly as possible.
Just to make sure that everyone is up to speed on what Bulldozer is — a brand new design featuring up to 8 cores for client products and up to 16 cores for server products. Bulldozer will feature a new floating point unit that can support up to 256-bit floating point execution, which will boost the performance for technical applications that rely on floating point math. There will be some new software instructions that will be supported, allowing for greater performance and flexibility, but, it will be backwards compatible so you won’t need to change anything to start using the processor. We will be introducing this processor in 2011, and as we get closer we’ll get more granular on the actual availability.