SUNNYVALE, Calif. * Sept. 7, 2011 * Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced revenue shipments of the first processors based on its new x86 â€œBulldozerâ€ architecture. Initial production of the worldâ€™s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed â€œInterlagos,â€ began in August and shipping to OEM customers is already underway. Compatible with existing AMD OpteronTM 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, â€œInterlagosâ€ is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year. Many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now underway.
â€œThis is a monumental moment for the industry as this first â€˜Bulldozerâ€™ core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs,â€ said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "The flexible new â€˜Bulldozerâ€™ architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads.â€
The press release in the source is not yet on AMD's site, but it does seem official. The source also mentions that while Interlagos has moved to Q4 that Zambezi is still on track for this month.