SeaMicro Opteron-based servers launch in November this year
In late February this year when AMD acquired server maker SeaMicro by the sum of U.S. $ 334 million , intended to purchase had made of the fabric interconnect technology of SeaMicro, used to interconnect multiple CPUs from a single northbridge / southbridge, greatly reducing the costs of production, consumption and space.
Many assumed that after this purchase would not be long before SeaMicro announce new products based on microprocessors and chipsets from AMD, and we are not mistaken. Since the event amd Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) 2012, SeaMicro announces new servers based on AMD opteron microprocessors.
The new Opteron-based servers SeaMicro will consist of multiple modules, each with a microprocessor AMD Opteron with 4 modules (8 cores of processing whole “ALUs”), perhaps based on the new micro-architecture Piledriver “Seoul” and running at 2GHz . These modules can be stacked in configurations with up to 64 modules (512 cores) in a 10 RU rack format and may be combined up to 4 of them in a full size rack with the monstrous figure of 2048 cores.
SeaMicro says it will have drafts ready in October and the final versions will be available from November this year. With these new servers claim to have the highest ratio of computing power / watt / $ in the server industry.10 RU, 2048 cores, 512 nuclei, ad, amd, CPU, fabric, format, opteron, rack, SeaMicro, server