AMD has selected the name “AMD Opteron” as the brand name for its new family of multi-way enterprise-class processors for servers and workstations. Opteron: Is the optimal/optimum x86 processor - designed to deliver the highest/best performance Gives you the option (choice/flexibility) to run 32-bit or 64-bit applications The AMD Opteron™ processor is expected to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s demanding enterprise applications-delivering scalability, reliability and compatibility. The AMD Opteron processor can also provide investment protection by running 32-bit applications natively while allowing a seamless transition path through 64-bit extensions, as customers require. The AMD Opteron processor is based on the 8th-generation processor core which introduces the industry’s first x86-64 microprocessor technology. Other key innovations: Integrated Memory Controller-Designed to remove memory bottleneck by scaling memory bandwidth as more CPUs are added and as CPU frequency increases. HyperTransport™ Technology-Designed to increase overall performance by helping to remove I/O bottlenecks, which improves bandwidth and reduces latency. HyperTransport allows the AMD Opteron processor to be deployed in 2P, 4P, and scalable 8P platforms. HyperTransport technology enables glueless multiprocessing and provides an easy building block approach to system design. HyperTransport allows easy integration of a variety of third-party solutions (see HyperTransport Technology Consortium website for more information).