Tuesday, March 18, 2008

CPU Core Wars Heat Up Again With AMD Quad Core Barcelona Release

The Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska has tripled its computing power in a grid/cluster system just by replacing dual core CPUs with Quad Core CPUs.
Even after considerable delays, Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) quad-core Barcelona chip becomes accessible to you and me after being released in April, it can not rest. It will have play catch up to Intel again as six-core processor was announced. (Intel revealed that a six-core processor, Dunnington will be available in the second half of this year.)

Although AMD initially planned to release the Barcelona at the end of 2007, AMD held back after discovering a problems at hig workloads. Instead of fixing or patching things at higher level, AMD decided to fix it at the Silicon level giving users a better performing trouble free computing.

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