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Thursday January 14, 2016

AMD Announces The AMD Opteron A1100 Series SoC

AMD marks a major step toward delivering choice and innovation in the datacenter with the launch of the AMD Opteronآ™ A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC), formerly codenamed "Seattle." Jointly with its software and hardware partners, AMD is accelerating time-to-deployment of ARMآ®-based systems and driving forward ecosystem support for ARM in the datacenter.

The AMD Opteron A1100 SoC represents a key milestone for establishing ARM in the datacenter as well. "The AMD Opteron A1100 processor brings a new choice in scalability across network infrastructure and datacenters," said Lakshmi Mandyam, director of server systems and ecosystems, ARM. "AMD brings recognized expertise in the server and embedded markets, making them an ideal partner to deliver a 64-bit ARM processor with the impressive balance of performance and power-efficiency to address an increasingly diverse set of workloads."

The AMD Opteron A1100 Series SoC is the first 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57-based platform from AMD. Utilizing ARM Cortexآ®-A57 processors with high-speed network and storage connectivity and outstanding energy efficiency, the AMD Opteron A1100 Series SoC delivers a balanced total cost of ownership for storage, Web and networking workloads. AMD Opteron A1100 Series SoC specifications:

  • Up to eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores with 4MB shared Level 2 and 8MB of shared Level 3 cache

  • 2x 64-bit DDR3/DDR4 channels supporting up to 1866 MHz with ECC

  • 2x 10Gb Ethernet network connectivity

  • 8-lane PCI-Expressآ® Gen 3

  • 14 SATA-3 ports