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AMD and Dell Offer New Multifunctional Server Solution for Compute, Professional Graphics and VDI

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Today at Microsoft Tech-Ed North America, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD FirePro™ professional graphics are entering the data center with Dell blade servers. The new AMD FirePro™ V7800P professional graphics are designed to deliver ultra-fast performance, superb visual quality and massively parallel processing power in a passively cooled form factor ideal for server environments.

In addition to supporting traditional workstation graphics in a client/server model, AMD FirePro V7800P professional graphics also enable GPU compute, remote graphics and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

“The AMD FirePro V7800P is AMD’s first multifunctional server solution for compute, VDI and professional graphics offering IT departments GPU compute for High Performance Computing matched with leading edge graphics virtualization,” said Sandeep Gupte, director of professional graphics product management, AMD. “The AMD FirePro V7800P allows AMD to draw upon a powerful professional graphics solution to meet the needs of an entirely new set of data center customers.”

“AMD and Dell share a long history of collaboration spanning commercial and consumer notebooks and desktops, workstations and servers,” said Brian Payne, executive director of Platform Marketing for Dell’s PowerEdge Server portfolio. “We’re collaborating together to drive innovation around graphics processing solutions and you won’t find a better example than our Dell PowerEdge M610x blade. This blade helps support and accelerates multiple remote users while providing a rich graphical experience and maximum hardware asset utilization.”

Dell and Microsoft have worked to certify AMD FirePro V7800P professional graphics and Dell PowerEdge blade servers with Microsoft RemoteFX in the Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). This certification provides the stability and reassurance healthcare, financial services, government and education customers need to equip a workforce with remote and secure access to business productivity applications or specialized applications with rich graphics.

Based on a single unified driver, AMD FirePro V7800P professional graphics are specially designed for use in rackmount servers, blade servers and PCIe® expansion chassis, and feature:

  • Passive thermal solution for deployment flexibility
  • Single-slot, energy efficient design that helps minimize power costs
  • Optimized for a broad range of business and professional applications
  • Revolutionary single and double floating-point performance across a wide range of computing applications

AMD FirePro V7800P professional graphics start at $1,249 U.S. MSRP and are available from Dell in addition to other channel partners worldwide this spring.

AMD is exhibiting at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 held May 16-19, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Specifications

GPU

  • 1,440 Stream processors
  • 256-bit Memory Interface

Memory

  • 2GB GDDR5
  • Bandwidth (GB/s): 128

Display Outputs and Adapters

  • One DisplayPort 1.1 connector
  • One DisplayPort to DVI (single link) adapter

System Requirements

  • Available PCIe® 2.1 x16 lane
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista™, Windows 7® or Linux®1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 512MB of system memory
  • Power supply with one 2x3 auxiliary power connector

Warranty and Support

  • Three year limited product repair/replacement warranty
  • Direct toll free phone and email access to dedicated workstation technical support team2
  • Advanced parts replacement option

API and OS Support

  • OpenGL® 4.1
  • DirectX® 11
  • OpenCL™ 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista™ and Windows 7® (32- and 64-bit)
  • Linux® (32- and 64-bit)
Link www: www.amd.com