AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

AMDs Opteron Rollout

People mill about, making their way into the Opteron launch in New Yorks Altman Building on 18th Street.

AMDs Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

IBMs Mark Shearer was on hand to announce officially his companys excited support of Opteron. IBM will include the chip in forthcoming servers, and as part of its Supercomputing on Demand initiative.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

NewIsyss CTO, Richard Oehler, (left), and CEO, Phil Hester await the beginning of the launch presentation. NewIsys is supplying Opteron systems to such companies as Angstrom, Appro and RackSaver.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Hector Ruiz presents legendary sportscaster and rock fan, Bob Costas, with a custom Les Paul guitar. Thankfully, Costas did not plug in.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

Jerry Sanders, the charismatic founder of AMD, holds court.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

Ruiz and Sanders brought the launch to a close today by bringing the entire group of Opteron supporter representatives on stage. From left to right: AMDs Marty Seyer; Dan Gregoire from LucasFilms JAK Films; Brom Mahbod from Oracle; Bob Picciano, from IB

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

RackSavers new QuatreX-64 was one of the new Opteron-based servers on hand at the launch.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

Angstroms Titan64 was another.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

And Einuxs BladeArray Server was yet another.

AMDs Opteron Rollout - AMD\s Opteron Rollout

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