Silicon Mechanics Announces Support for New AMD Opteron™ 6100 Processors

Eight- and twelve-core processors offer new power management, DDR3 memory, and 12MB L3 Cache.

BOTHELL, WA – March 29, 2010 – Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced the launch of six new products supporting the AMD Opteron™ 6100 processors (codenamed "Magny-Cours"). The 6100 CPUs for Socket G34 are designed for use in dual-processor and quad-processor servers, and are a key component of the AMD Opteron 6000 Platform (codenamed "Maranello").

Highlights of the AMD Opteron 6100 Processors include:

  • 8- or 12-Core Processors
    AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform, Socket G34, with the AMD SR56x0 / SP5100 Chipset.

  • New Power Management Features
    Cool Speed
    Cool Speed protects processor integrity by reducing power-states when a temperature limit is reached.

    Promotes significant power savings. C1E detects when processor cores are idle: HyperTransport links are powered down, and the cores go into a deeper sleep state.

    Enhanced APML with Precision Thermal Monitor
    APML is the interface for monitoring and controlling system resources, and Precision Thermal Monitor closely monitors power/cooling, and proactively alerts the Base Management Controller (BMC).

  • Memory – Quad Channel U/RDDR3 at 800MHz, 1066MHz, and 1333MHz

  • HyperTransport – 4x HT3 (HT 3.0), with up to 25.6 GB/s at 6.4 GT/s per link

  • Cache – 12MB L3 cache per socket

Information on the AMD Opteron 6100-based servers from Silicon Mechanics is now available, and a guide to the new features of the processor can be downloaded from the website. New products from Silicon Mechanics are:

Rackform Rackmount Servers

For complete information regarding the new AMD Opteron&trade processors and the products that are available through Silicon Mechanics, visit www.siliconmechanics.com.

Pricing and Availability
All systems are slated 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 www.siliconmechanics.com or call us at 866-352-1173 to custom-configure a system for your computing environment.

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