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Old 8th September 2011
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Default AMD Ships First '16-core 'Bulldozer'' Processors

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Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced revenue shipments of the first processors based on its new x86 “Bulldozer” architecture. Initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos,” began in August and shipping to customers is already underway. Compatible with existing AMD Opteron 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, “Interlagos” is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year. Many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now underway.
http://www.techpowerup.com/151727/AM...ble-in-Q4.html
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These are not "real" 16-core CPU's, but rather two 8-core stuck together on the same chip. Similar to what Intel did with their Core 2 Quad CPU's and early Pentium D dual core CPU's.
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The effect is the same, although there are some other architectural decisions that I don't agree with.

Intel also has "hyperthreading" which gives users the illusion of additional cores, at least AMD has no concept of that.
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