MSP Cloud Feature Article
August 27, 2012

AMD Unveils FirePro S9000 and S7000

More and more companies today are looking to virtualize their IT ecosystem in order to do more with less – while also remaining responsive to the needs of their users. AMD (News - Alert), a company specializing in server computing products, is addressing this by launching its most powerful dual- and single-slot server graphics processors: AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000. These processors are specifically designed for compute, virtual desktop infrastructure and workstation graphics deployments in data centers. The new launches are noted to offer premium, immersive PC experiences on virtually any form factor.

"With the arrival of the AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 GPUs, we are responding to these needs by providing a seamless solution. Our server graphics not only provide an unrivaled feature set for data center customers, but blistering compute performance and outstanding power efficiency," David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD.

Information technology managers can now effectively address a number of daily data center challenges, while empowering IT professionals to manage intense workloads securely from virtually anywhere in the world at any time.

Equipped with next-generation Graphics Core Next architecture and intelligent AMD PowerTune and ZeroCore Power technologies, AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 are built to reduce power consumption by up to 95 percent at idle. With improved VDI densities and support to virtualization technologies from Citrix, Microsoft (News - Alert) and VMware, the new processors makes it possible to install multiple graphics cards in a server and support multiple users remotely.

Both the AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 server graphics are rigorously tested to ensure reliable performance for demanding server environments backed by a longer term limited warranty than that typically available for consumer graphics cards, and are supported by AMD 24-hour customer support. The AMD FirePro S9000 server graphics card is available at a MSRP of $2,499 USD and the AMD FirePro S7000 server graphics card is priced at an MSRP of $1,249 USD.

In other news, AMD announced that virtualization environments running on AMD Opteron processor-based servers offer superior price/performance while reducing capital expense by up to 30 percent 1 versus comparable solutions.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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