AMD Starts Shipping Bulldozer CPUs for Servers
AMD's much awaited x86 Bulldozer-based CPUs have started revenue shipments for the company's first lineup, code-named Interlagos. The CPU is AMD's 16-core x86 offering, compatible with Opteron 6100 platforms. Production started last August, with OEM customers expected to receive stocks soon. The Interlagos is targeted at general purpose servers with little demand for very high per-core performance, such as database search operations. In comparison, the Interlagos is clocked 25% below its desktop Bulldozer counterpart, code-named Zambezi. The latter is reported to be set for a September 17th announcement. With Intel expected to launch its Sandy Bridge-E series soon, it would be interesting to see how AMD's high-end Zambezi offering stacks up against Intel's.