AMD 12-Core Microprocessors Demonstration
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has demonstrated it new 12-core microprocessors operating in 4-way server just days after. The multi-chip-module nature of the code-named Magny-Cours processor creation of such chip was a relatively easy challenge.
AMD can demonstrate the 12-core chip to public and customers to show off its benefits compared to competing platforms and technologies. AMD Opteron 6000-series code-named Magny-Cours with twelve processing engines will be released in the first quarter of 2010 as per reports.
AMD demonstrated a 4-way server featuring four Magny-Cours processors. While AMD did not demonstrate any real-world performance numbers, the system with 48 cores looked impressive by itself.
AMD Magny-Cours processor will be the first chip for the AMD G34 “Maranello” platform designed for Opteron processors 6000-series with up to 16 cores, quad-channel memory interface, 2 or 4 sockets, up to 12 memory modules per socket and some server and enterprise-specific functionality.
AMD plans to release a successor for Magny-Cours code-named Interlagos by 2011, which will be based on Bulldozer micro-architecture, built using 32nm process technology and contain up to 16 cores.