Editor's Note: Below is a guest post from AMD's Matt Kimball. He is Marketing Manager for AMD's Server Workload Solutions. Here's his post. 

One of the aspects of Dell World last week that was most noticeable, beyond Bill Clinton appearing with Michael Dell on day one, was the clear emphasis on cloud computing.  And why not?  The cloud and its supporting technologies such as virtualization and Hadoop are revolutionizing the way I.T. works.

AMD has been working closely with Dell for many years now to help foster this development.  In fact, working together the two companies have helped build some of the largest public cloud offerings in the world, including Microsoft Azure.  Azure makes extensive use AMD Opteron Series processors.

And with that tailwind, Dell today has refreshed several of its servers with the new AMD Opteron Series processors.   The updated PowerEdge server models include:

In addition, two additional models will be available with the newest processors in January; the Dell PowerEdge C6105 and C6145.

The new AMD Opteron processors deliver superior performance and scalability for virtualized server platforms that are central to private and public cloud deployments, big data systems and high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.   Featuring increased performance per-watt versus the previous generation 1, the new processors deliver outstanding value to cloud providers and for applications needing high core count for virtualization and “big data” throughput.

In combination with Dell PowerEdge servers, customers obtain an ideal platform to accelerate the deployment of cloud computing infrastructures, efficiently manage virtualized data centers, and can consolidate mission-critical application workloads – all on open, capable and affordable x86 architecture.

Click the link for more information regarding Dell server products.

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  1. SVR-312 - Comparison based on 2P SPECpower_ssj2008 data submitted to SPEC as of Nov 27, 2012: 60.9W at Active Idle, 256W and 971,064 ssj_ops at 100% of target load, and 3052 overall ssj_ops/watt using 2 x AMD Opteron™ processors Model 4386 in Tyan YR190B8228 server, 32GB (4 x 8GB DDR3-1600) memory, YM-2451C power supply, 128GB SATA SSD disk drive, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition SP1.  61.8W at Active Idle, 299W and 870,780 ssj_ops at 100% of target load, and 2453 overall ssj_ops/watt using 2 x AMD Opteron™ processors Model 4284 in Tyan YR190B8228 server, 32GB (4 x 8GB D#mce_temp_url#DR3-1600) memory, YM-2451C power supply, 128GB SATA SSD disk drive, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition SP1.