The AMD Opteron� 6000 Series Platform: Revolutionizing Server Price/Performance
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
From a purely technical standpoint, 4P servers are usually a better choice than 2P servers for solutions requiring a balance of performance and scalability. Yet the traditionally high price of 4P platforms relative to the advantage they deliver in core count and memory footprint has made 2P servers the preferred option for many mid-market and enterprise organizations today. With workloads becoming more complex and servers being asked to support growing amounts of data and users, hardware makers and buyers alike need a way to leverage the processor, memory, and I/O capabilities of 4P servers without paying "the 4P tax."