AMD officially releases 16-core Opteron 6200 CPUs
Chipmaker AMD has began shipping its Opteron 6200- and 4200-series processors, formerly known as Interlagos and Valencia, respectively. The former is advertised as having 16 cores, though they are based on Bulldozer architecture that include eight two-core modules. Meant for enterprise-grade servers, AMD promises 84 percent better performance and 72 percent more memory bandwidth.
Three Swiss Apple Stores
Apple is expected to open three new retail stores in Switzerland by the end of the year, multiple sources say. One shop is the Rue de Rive location, Geneva's first Apple Store, which recently had the words "bientôt ouvert" (opening soon) added to its black construction facade (photo below). Workers are said to have already begun training, and it is believed that the store could effectively be ready to go by the middle of the month, though when exactly it will open is a matter of speculation.