||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!
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