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The Opteron Research Project

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The AMD Opteron
Henry Cook, Kum Sackey, and Andrew Weatherton
CS451 - Advanced Processor Architecture

This is our AMD Opteron Reference Site.
More info posted as we go.

The slideshow from our presentation in class.
History, ISA, Pipeline, Memory Controller [PPT]

  • Processor Core High Resolution Picture

    Useful Sources
  • CPU Articles

  • Modern Processor Design

    AMD Publications
  • Product overview
  • AMD Opteron Processor Tech Docs
  • AMD64 Architecture Tech Docs
  • AMD Athlon 64 Processor Tech Docs

    Other Internet Sources
  • AMD Wikipedia Entry
  • AMD64 Wikipedia Entry
  • AMD Opteron vs. Intel Xeon: Database Performance Shootout
  • Detailed description of the K8 Architecture, Pipeline etc.
  • AMD64 Instruction Set Architecture
  • AMD's Fab 36 Grand Opening - 90nm and 300mm in Germany
  • AMD's Phil Hester Speaks: Next Generation Architecture
  • dual-core vs. Double Core
  • AMD's Turion 64 "Mobile Technology"
  • Efficient 64-Bit Mobile Computing : AMD’s Turion64 Processor
  • AMD K8 E4 Stepping: SSE3 Performance and Description
  • Xeon versus Opteron (October 17, 2005)
  • Tom's Hardware: Duel of the Titans - Opteron vs Xeon
  • Tom's Hardware: Opteron250 vs Xeon - Duel of the Elite - AMD Is Winning
  • Tom's Hardware: Opteron Comes Down Hard

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