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Lessons Learned From AMD's Barcelona Mess

Oct 09, 2008, 09:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"AMD also extended and expanded Shanghai's testing process to make sure all potential scenarios were covered. It didn't find the errata bug in Barcelona until the product was ready to ship, because only then had it been tested in a virtualized environment -- something AMD forgot to do earlier. This time, they made sure to test Shanghai eight ways from Sunday -- in every potential usage model, particularly virtualization."

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