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Date: 13-08-14

64-bit Opteron A1100-series developer kit from AMD

64-bit ARM based processor based Opteron A1100-Series developer kit from AMD is available now. AMD is the first company to provide a standard ARM Cortex-A57- based server platform.

“The journey toward a more efficient infrastructure for large-scale datacenters is taking a major step forward today with broader availability of our AMD Opteron A1100-Series development kit,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, general manager and vice president, Server business unit, AMD. “After successfully sampling to major ecosystem partners such as firmware, OS, and tools providers, we are taking the next step in what will be a collaborative effort across the industry to reimagine the datacenter based on the open business model of ARM innovation.”

The AMD Opteron A1100 Series processor supports:

4 and 8 ARM Cortex-A57 cores
Up to 4 MB of shared L2 and 8 MB of shared L3 cache
Configurable dual DDR3 or DDR4 memory channels with ECC at up to 1866 MT/second
Up to 4 SODIMM, UDIMM or RDIMMs
8 lanes of PCI-Express Gen 3 I/O
8 Serial ATA 3 ports
2 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
ARM TrustZone technology for enhanced security
Crypto and data compression co-processors

The AMD Opteron A1100 development kit is packaged in a microATX form factor and includes:

An AMD Opteron A1100-Series processor with 4 cores
2 Registered DIMM with 16 GB of DDR3 DRAM
PCI Express connectors configurable as a single x8 or dual x4 ports
8 Serial-ATA connectors
Compatibility with standard power supplies
Standard UEFI boot environment
Linux environment based on Fedora technology from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora community
Standard Linux GNU tool chain, including cross-development version
Platform device drivers
Apache web server, MySQL database engine, and PHP scripting language for developing robust Web serving applications
Java 7 and Java 8 versions to enable developers to work in a 64-bit ARM environment

Complete developer kits are available for $2,999 USD.

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