AMD Launches Opteron A1100 SoC With Up to 8 ARM Cortex-A57 cores For Datacenter
AMD has launched their Opteron A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC) that is aimed at “delivering choice and innovation in the datacenter.” Formerly codenamed “Seattle,” the new Series SoC is the first 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57-based platform from AMD.
“The ecosystem for ARM in the datacenter is approaching an inflection point, and the addition of AMD’s high-performance processor is another strong step forward for customers looking for a datacenter-class ARM solution,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, AMD.
“The macro trend of convergence between networking, storage and servers is an important catalyst in this evolution. Customers now have access to 64-bit ARM processors from the only silicon provider that also has decades of experience delivering professional enterprise and embedded products.”
With its expertise in the server and embedded markets, combined with power-efficient 64-bit ARM processor, AMD will be able to “address an increasingly diverse set of workloads,” said Lakshmi Mandyam, director of server systems and ecosystems, ARM.
Utilizing ARM Cortex®-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. via AMD
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-Express® Gen 3
- 14 SATA-3 ports
The AMD Opteron A1100 SoC powers enterprise-class systems from SoftIron with its Overdrive 3000 system for developers.
Recently, the Sunnyvale, California-based chip maker also partnered with Silver Lining Systems (SLS) to integrate SLS’ fabric technology in innovative dense server designs featuring the Opteron A1100 Series. That should help SoCs target streaming, Web and storage workloads for cloud and hyperscale datacenters thanks to a low-latency, energy-efficient 60Gbps switching fabric.
AMD has been actively developing the Opteron A1100 Series SoC, in collaboration with its software and hardware partners, for past several quarters, which is currently available in mass production quantities.