AMD Rolls Out New Athlon Chip
News of the new multiprocessor workstation and server chip, the Athlon MP 2100+, was overshadowed by the company's dour mid-quarter update on Tuesday.Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Wednesday launched a new multiprocessor workstation and server chip, the Athlon MP 2100+, but the news was largely overshadowed by the companys dour mid-quarter update late Tuesday. The 1.73GHz chip is designed for use in single- and dual-CPU workstations and servers. The chip succeeds a 1.67GHz Athlon MP 2000+ as the top-performing chip in AMDs multiprocessor product line.
AMD said it expects more than 34 manufacturers worldwide will offer systems based on the chip, but the Sunnyvale, Calif., company has yet to secure design wins for the chip with the largest computer makers, such as Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Computer Corp. and IBM, which feature only Intel Corp. processors in their Windows-based servers.