June 26, 2008

Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processor-Based Servers from Dell Achieves Top Score for Virtualization Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. - AMD announced that a four-socket server from Dell with Quad-Core AMD Opteron SE processors has achieved the top score for virtualization performance based on the VMmark benchmark from VMware.  

The Dell PowerEdge R905 with Quad-Core AMD Opteron SE processors notched an official top score for four-socket servers of 14.17 and achieved a score of 10 tiles or 60 virtual machines.

AMD Virtualization technology with Rapid Virtualization Indexing helps enable customers running Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors to improve performance due to the system’s ability to more easily manage memory and decrease the time switching between virtual machines.

Dell PowerEdge servers equipped with AMD processors take advantage of AMD’s unique Direct Connect Architecture to help reduce bottlenecks, minimize latency, and increase the performance of virtualized applications.