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AMD Ready Solutions for Server Help Accelerate Data Center Deployments

Ready-to-Market Motherboards and Server Platforms Equipped for Upcoming Launch of New AMD Opteron(TM) Processor (November 08, 2011)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced AMD Ready Solutions for servers, a collaborative effort with leading server platform manufacturers to provide a broad portfolio of ready-to-market AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processor-based motherboards worldwide through authorized AMD distributors the day of the launch. Because the upcoming AMD Opteron processors will drop into the existing socket infrastructure, leading motherboard manufacturers such as ASUS, Supermicro® and TYAN are able to bring fully validated and rigorously tested platforms to market even more quickly. These new platforms address market demands and customer requirements for a wide range of server workloads, including high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, virtualization, enterprise and database applications and Web/email servers.

"With AMD Ready Solutions for servers, our customers can find complete and verified server platforms in the channel the day of launch," said Paul Struhsaker, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business at AMD. "The combination of the existing socket infrastructure already in place with AMD Ready Solutions will enable faster and easier upgrade paths to new levels of server performance and scalability."

Among the key distributors who are expected to offer AMD Ready Solutions platforms on day of launch are ASI, Avnet, Inc., Ingram Micro, Supercom and SYNNEX Corp.

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"ASUS is collaborating with AMD to deliver the market's most comprehensive portfolio of the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor-based motherboards and server platforms," said Tom Lin, general manager of Server Business Unit at ASUS. "The new solutions will deliver the performance to handle massive real-world server workloads, advancing data centers and high-performance computing to the next level."


"As the leading provider of innovative server and motherboard solutions, Supermicro delivers first-to-market, advanced computing solutions to customers worldwide," said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. "With our extensive portfolio of Server Building Block Solutions® and the new AMD Opteron processor, we are delivering maximum performance, value, compute density and efficiency to drive the expansion of HPC, cloud and enterprise computing."

"TYAN continues to raise the performance bar and expand its innovative product line by integrating the new AMD Opteron server processors," said Albert Mu, vice president of MiTAC International Corporation's TYAN Business Unit. "The new products will provide TYAN's customers with solutions that are highly optimized for data center and high-performance computing workloads without compromising power efficiency or total cost of ownership."

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com

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