32-Way Opteron systems could be here next year

By Derek Sooman on
An interconnect chipset that will allow server vendors to have systems with 32 Opteron CPUs should be with as next year, according to a recent article. The technology comes to us courtesy of Newisys, a Texas based firm started in July 2000. The secret is the "Horus" chip, which was designed to allow a glueless 8-way system using AMD's Opteron chip. Horus serves as a controller, maintaining connections between the processors using the Opteron's HyperTransport links. This permits scalability to 32 processors.

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