Silicon Mechanics Announces Support for Newest 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors

Opteron HE processors feature low power consumption; Opteron SE processors offer performance.

BOTHELL, WA – January 26, 2009 – Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced support for the recent release of seven new 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors. Five of the new processors are AMD Opteron HE variations, which are intended to further drive power savings and promote overall data center efficiency. The other two processors, AMD Opteron SE variations, offer a new level of performance while delivering the optimal processor efficiency linked to AMD's Direct Connect Architecture.

Some of the rackmount server models in which Silicon Mechanics plans to support these new Quad-Core processors variations include the popular Rackform nServ A266, A276, and A421. In addition to the performance enhancements offered by 45nm technology, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors include many power-saving features such as AMD PowerNow!™ Technology and Dual Dynamic Power Management™.

Pricing and Availability
All systems are available for immediate purchase and delivery via the Silicon Mechanics website.

About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. We work collaboratively with customers to create best-fit solutions at competitive pricing. Our products are supported by the best warranty offerings available. Our unique website allows customers to easily configure hardware and evaluate the implications of their options. When you work with Silicon Mechanics, you get more than just state-of-the-art equipment. You get a team of experts dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Visit or call us at 866-352-1173 to custom-configure a system for your computing environment.

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