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Advanced Micro Devices is in a number of tight spots at the moment, but the company is hopefully optimistic that its future "Bulldozer" Opteron processors due later this year will let it dig in and grab some desperately needed - and profitable - server market share from archrival Intel.

The first Bulldozer Opteron chips, the 16-core "Interlagos" processors, are still on track for production in the second quarter with a formal launch sometime in the third quarter, Vlad Rozanovich, director of the enterprise and public sector business at AMD, tells El Reg. These chips will be used in servers with two or four processor sockets and will plug into existing machines that use the G34 socket and that currently sport the 12-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6100s.
Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04...server_update/

Not much in hard new details, but an interesting financial and tech analysis.
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Bulldozer! bulldozer! bulldozer! Thanks for the read!
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I feel like its been weeks since we have had a BD post! Even if it isn't much its something.
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Glad its of interest guys, I feel much the same - there is so little news, that even reading about server Opterons feels like progress!
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Will there be consumer level BD chips?
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Will there be consumer level BD chips?
ofcourse. watch out for zambezi. the 8core/4module desktop cpu
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ofcourse. watch out for zambezi. the 8core/4module desktop cpu
When are they expected to arrive? Same time as the 16 core server processors?
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When are they expected to arrive? Same time as the 16 core server processors?
June or July for the desktop 'Zambezi' CPUs and later for the server versions.
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June or July for the desktop 'Zambezi' CPUs and later for the server versions.
Crossing fingers for June
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Rumors say June -- AMD says Q2.
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