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AMD Introduces ARM-based CPU and Development Platform

AMD Logo On January 28, 2014 during Open Compute Summit V AMD announced to public its ARM-based CPU and Development Platform.


Source: AMD, 2014, https://twitter.com/AMDServer/status/428255751992512512/photo/1

According to press release from AMD, Opteron A-Series development platform is powered by AMD Opteron A1100 Series ARM processors and have following specifications:

The AMD Opteron A1100 Series processors support:

  • 4 or 8 core ARM Cortex™-A57 processors
  • 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 A-Series development kit is packaged in a Micro-ATX form factor and includes:

  • An AMD Opteron A1100 Series processor
  • 4 Registered DIMM slots for up to 128GB of DDR3 DRAM
  • PCI Express® connectors configurable as a single x8 or dual x4 ports
  • 8 Serial-ATA connectors
  • Compatibility with standard power supplies
  • Ability to be used stand-alone or mounted in standard rack-mount chassis
  • Standard UEFI boot environment
  • Linux environment based on Fedora, which provides developers with a rich set of tools and applications

Here at Eltechs we are looking forward to supporting this great platform! Follow us to get latest news on AMD Opteron A-Series and support from Eltechs!

For more details check out this article.

Source: http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-to-accelerate-2014jan28.aspx