The lowdown on AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon processors
What are they?
AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon processors support a new category of servers capable of simultaneously handling both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and applications.What's the advantage?
They can help you save money by retaining legacy applications while moving gradually into 64-bit computing.
If you can afford them, none.What's next?
AMD expects to take the next step toward full 64-bit computing by releasing Opteron x86 dual-core processors in midsummer. The dual-core design, which directly connects the processors, memory controller and I/O to the CPU, helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus architecture, according to the company.Must-know info?
By increasing processing speed and allowing access to practically unlimited RAM, 64-bit computing is the logical next step. Opteron and Xeon servers give you a cost-effective entry into this world.