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AMD Barcelona B3 Stepping IsoHunt?

That’s the only word I could use to describe the unfolding AMD-IsoHunt story.

Earlier this month, one of IsoHunt’s administrators posted the following post in its forum section:

I’d like to thank the nice people at AMD for allowing us to have 2 pre-production engineering samples of their Opteron 2352 CPUs. These cpus have been installed in our primary database server (as of this afternoon) and we’ll definitely be following up in the near future with our impressions of these particular cpus. (Although I’ll admit that we ran all of our web traffic for about 20 minutes earlier today on those cpus without any issue, so they’re certainly powerhouses).

IsoHunt, for those not familiar, is a BitTorrent aggregator similar in spirit to The Pirate Bay.  The MPAA launched a lawsuit against IsoHunt in February 2006; the website then relocated to Cananda to escape a DMCA takedown notification.   Even more legal pressure forced the site to block its all U.S. IP addresses.

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AMD, Opteron, Barcelona, ISOHunt, Processor, Processors, CPUs

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