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AMD serves up Opteron A1100 for ARM in the data center

18 Jan 2016

AMD has finally launched its first ARM-based processor, which it says offers a data center-class ARM solution.

The company first announced its plans to enter the ARM market back in 2013.

Scott Aylor, AMD Enterprise Solutions corporate vice president and general manager, says the ecosystem for ARM in the data center is approaching an inflection point.

“The addition of AMD’s high-performance processor is another strong step forward for customers looking for a data center-class ARM solution,” Aylor says.

“This macro trend of convergence between networking, storage and servers is an important catalyst in this evolution.”

The company says the Opteron A1100 SoC represents ‘a key milestone’ for establishing ARM in the data center as well, providing a new choice in scalabilty across network infrastructure and data centers.

The Opteron A1100 system on chip (SoC), previously codenamed Seattle, is a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57-based platform, utilising up to eight Cortex-A57 cores with high-speed network and storage connectivity and ‘outstanding’ energy efficiency, AMD says.

The processor has been adopted by SoftIron for its Overdrive 3000 system for developers as well as an upcoming lineup of software-defined storage solutions.

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