June 19, 2013
GigaOm Structure Video: The data center is changing and ARM will be the compute

There has been a complete transformation of the client side of computing, and because of that the infrastructure on the back end is changing. As part of that change, the new chip architecture inside the servers in the data center will use the ARM architecture, said Andrew Feldman, GM and corporate VP at AMD.

In his presentation at GigaOM’s Structure conference on Wednesday, Feldman explained that the data center is not only the cloud, it’s providing the value for most of the phones, tablets and myriad devices we carry every day.

To read the original GigaOm article or to watch the video, click here.

June 13, 2013
AnandTech: AMD Opteron X1150 & X2150 "Kyoto": Kabini Heads to Servers

Last week AMD launched its Kabini APU for clients, a quad-core Jaguar based SoC with GCN graphics aimed at entry-level and mainstream ultraportable notebooks. In our review we found significantly better CPU performance than Intel's current 32nm Atom, but lower CPU performance than low end Core based parts. Given its small die size, Kabini is price competitive with Atom but performs between it and Core - leading to some interesting value propositions for OEMs building systems around it.

To read the original AnandTech article, click here.

June 13, 2013
ars technica: AMD launches low-power Opterons to take on Atom in microservers

AMD has launched a pair of low-power Opteron-brand processors for use in high-density servers. Codenamed Kyoto, the two processors, X2150 and X1150, each use four Jaguar cores—the same cores that will be used in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and AMD's recently launched Kabini and Temash mobile processors.

To read the original ars technica article, click here.

March 21, 2013
ZDNet: SeaMicro server offers self-contained Hadoop microserver solution

With the new certification for CDH4, Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4, AMD SeaMicro’s SM 15000 Fabric Compute System is attempting to redefine the price, performance, and efficiency model for deploying Hadoop solutions. Their Freedom Supercomputer Fabric provides 1.28 Tb/s of bandwidth supporting up to 512 CPU cores and five petabytes of storage in a single system.

And while ARM processors are seemingly the center of the mainstream microserver market, the SeaMicro 15000, which is the first computing fabric solution certified for the industry leading CDH4 software (which is used by more than 50% of the Fortune 50) runs strictly with x86 architecture processors.

To read the original ZDNet article, click here.

March 21, 2013

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server has been certified for CDH4, an Apache Hadoop distribution by Cloudera.

The company is pitching the server, with its up to 512 processor cores and more than five petabytes of storage in a single system, as an energy-efficient server platform for big-data applications. With everything required for CDH4, it becomes a “Hadoop-in-a-Box” solution, AMD said.

To read the original Data Center Dynamics article, click here.