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Dell strengthens local AMD relationship

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Dell has announced the immediate availability of AMD quad-core powered servers in South Africa. Dell is seeing dramatic success in AMD based sales in the commercial segment across all server, desktop and notebook products and can now enhance its offering with the advanced x86 processor.

“Both AMD and Dell share a commitment to help customers focus on driving business forward by delivering industry leading performance, performance per watt and energy efficient product designs,” says Stewart van Graan, MD of Dell. “We’re committed to helping customers simplify their IT operations and overcome infrastructure constraints and lifecycle costs so they can focus on growing their business.”
Designed for the most demanding data centers, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors introduce innovations that go beyond four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor innovations include increased energy efficiency, enhanced virtualisation performance, and an optimised approach for making a non-disruptive transition from dual-core within the same power and thermal envelopes to help keep infrastructure costs down for the customer.
Imi Mosaheb, country manager of AMD, says Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors can enable customers to dramatically increase performance without having to alter their data center infrastructure.
“For the IT manager this can mean serious performance gains and enhanced investor protection. In terms of energy efficiency, AMD Opteron processor-based systems can help cut power usage when measured against a comparable competitive system. We also predict a dramatic increase in performance over dual-core AMD Opteron processors at the same power consumption; and at the processor level, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors promise a dramatic performance-per-watt advantage over the competition,” says Mosaheb.