Commercial Channel Partners Embrace the Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Series 1300 Processor : System Builders Ready for High-Performing, Energy-Efficient Single Socket AMD Processors

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced significant support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ 1300 Series processor from channel partners focused on enterprise and small and medium businesses as well as high performance computing (HPC) markets. The AMD Opteron 1300 Series processor provides the latest in enterprise-class performance and numerous energy efficient features for single processor servers and workstations, a key market focus for many leading system builders.

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Advanced Clustering is proud to add the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors to our power efficient Pinnacle Server family. We believe that it will offer a great price/performance value for those wanting a Beowulf style cluster on a budget.

"Our technology partners depend on AMD to offer solutions that enable them to grow their business and provide value to their customers," said Gary Bixler, director, North America Channel Marketing, AMD. "The AMD Opteron 1300 Series processor delivers quad-core computing in a stable socket and with a consistent power and thermal envelope that can help both reduce time-to-market for our channel partners and allow them to offer their customers a simple and efficient upgrade path for increased performance."

Commercial channel customers will have the opportunity to engage with AMD authorized distributors to choose from a variety of motherboards with AMD Opteron 1300 Series processor support.

AMD also offers a robust Validated Server Program for commercial channel partners wishing to leverage barebones server platforms. These tested building blocks allow system builders to focus on the unique configurations their customers request and offer quick integration of new technology into their business. Learn more about AMD's Validated Server Program at

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"Advanced Clustering is proud to add the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors to our power efficient Pinnacle Server family. We believe that it will offer a great price/performance value for those wanting a Beowulf style cluster on a budget." - Shelly Kelley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Advanced Clustering


"This new offering by AMD deepens our support for offering Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers and workstations. We are particularly excited to offer these high-performing, energy-efficient processors to customers who rely on this level of hardware to support critical applications." - Arvind Bhargava, CEO, ASA


"The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors create a great market opportunity for Colfax. This helps Colfax be well-positioned to provide entry level workstation and server offerings for businesses looking for smart solutions. We plan to offer systems with the new AMD Opteron processor." - Gautam Shah, President, Colfax International


"The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors will enable our customers to achieve higher levels of performance and energy efficiency. Our WhisperStations-PRO workstation customers will enjoy the performance improvements of AMD's native quad-core architecture." - Ann Fried, CEO, Microway


"PSSC Labs is pleased to introduce Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors into our PowerServe Centro A1400 and PowerStation Centro A1400 models. PSSC Labs continues to be impressed with AMD's commitment to bringing high-performing, energy-efficient computing processors to market." - Alex Lesser, vice president, PSSC Labs

Super Micro Computer, Inc.

"Super Micro is a leader in application-optimized, high performance server and workstation solutions and we have announced full support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors on our latest single-processor A+ Servers, including the 1011M-UR and 1011S-MR2, currently on display at Computex Taipei 2008 in booths M619-726, 4th Floor." Alex Hsu, chief sales and marketing officer, Super Micro Computer, Inc.


"Verari plans to integrate the Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 Series processor into our rackmount server offerings. We are enthusiastic about this opportunity to continue to provide industry leading energy-efficiency and performance for our customers." - Ed Holden, server product manager, Verari Systems

ZT Systems

"ZT Systems is proud to be selected by AMD to display new servers featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1300 series processors at Computex. The ZT Systems 2102Ra Storage Server enables energy efficient performance and low cost of ownership for enterprise customers, and is just one example of ZT's innovative AMD-powered server solutions for the datacenter." - Bob Anderson, executive vice president, Business Development and Strategy, ZT Systems.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit

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This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Forward-looking statements in this release include the risk that the AMD Opteron 1300 Series processors will not achieve customer or market acceptance. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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