AMD 12 Core Server Chip Found at Online Store
February 17, 2010
AMD hasn't officially launched its 12-core Opteron server processor, but that hasn't stopped Server distributor Oakville Mehlville Computers from listing the chip on eBay for $8,000 on Buy It Now. As reported by PC World, the distributor is also selling a four-socket server loaded with Magny-Cours processors for $20,000.
"Server distributor Oakville Mehlville Computers is offering the 12-core Opteron processor code-named Magny-Cours on its eBay auction site. The chip is being offered for US$8,000 for instant purchase, and the retailer is also accepting bids starting at $7,000. The processor runs at 2.2GHz.
"The distributor is also selling a four-socket server loaded with Magny-Cours processors for $20,000. The server contains four 12-core AMD Opteron 6174 chips that run at 2.2GHz, giving it a total of 48 processor cores. The system also includes 64GB of memory."