The latest AMD OpteronTM 1000 Series processor, codenamed “Suzuka”, was launched in the shadow of its 6-core bigger brother, the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor codenamed “Istanbul.”
The AMD Opteron 1000 Series processor is designed for applications that are driven by cost or power concerns more than scalability. In the past, this meant a single core in a single socket, but in today’s multi-core world, this means four high performance cores in a single socket.
Typically, these processors are used in web servers, small business servers, workstations and even cloud computing. The flexibility of four cores and a low cost infrastructure gives customers an edge when designing for a cost-effective or power efficient platform.