AMD readies rival to Atom For S1200 Series Server
The market for micro-servers is a new and lucrative market in which the most important companies in the industry want to take over a good chunk of the pie, but the first to launch into this market were manufacturing companies like Samsung ARM SoCs , Calxeda, AppliedMicro, Marvell, among others, Intel last week launched its first bid to the market for micro-servers: its Atom SoC for S1200 Series Servers .
amd also future products ready for the market for micro-servers among which we Opteron x86 APUs and ARM64 and ARM64-based Opteron CPUs , products are expected to make an appearance late next year or early 2014 at the latest to get to the party of the micro-servers! Or maybe not?
From The Register report that AMD plans to advance its foray into the market micro-servers, so very soon release a new microprocessor opteron for micro-servers, which will be based in Delhi nucleus (the same used in the microprocessors AMD Opteron 3300 Series ). This microprocessor will comprise four piledriver modules (8 integer processing units and 4 units Flex-FP) running at 2.0GHz (2.3GHz with Turbo Mode) and will have a TDP of 25W or less.
Although the TDP of this chip may sound a little high compared to 6.1/8.1W Atom for Server S1200, its computing power will be much higher (Piledriver has a yield per cycle much higher than used in Atom Saltwell S1200 “Centerton” ) and apparently AMD aims to offer them as an option to racks Atom for Server S1200 Quad.
Link: AMD Opteron custom plunks into SM15000 microservers (The Register)Tags: amd, CPU, Delhi, micro-server, microprocessor, opteron, piledriver, processor, SeaMicro, SM15000, TDP