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AMD Announces Its First 64-bit ARM Server CPU

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Published on 28 January 2014 11:20 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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At Facebook's Open Compute Summit the folks at AMD have announced their first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU. AMD will soon begin sampling of this AMD Opteron A1100 series processor and evaluation board.

Complementing AMD's x86 Opterons will now be the AMD Opteron A1100 series CPUs that consist of four or eight core ARM Cortex-A57 processors, up to 4MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 cache, configurable DDR3 or DDR4 memory, eight PCI Express 3.0 lanes, eight Serial ATA 3.0 ports, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and TrustZone.

AMD's evaluation board features the Opteron A1100 series CPU, four DDR3 DIMM slots, PCI Express connectors, eight Serial ATA connectors, compatibility with standard ATX power supplies, UEFI boot support, and a Linux environment based on Fedora Linux.

The AMD press release mentioned Fedora as being their operating system of choice with this initial AMD ARM 64-bit sampling. More details on today's AMD ARM Opteron news can be found via the AMD.com press release.

I must say I am incredibly excited for the AMD Opteron A1100 series given the very interesting evaluation board and slated specs for the SoC. I hope to share benchmarks soon of the AMD A1100 series platform on Phoronix.

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