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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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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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