AMD SeaMicro SM10000-XE Micro Server Achieves Red Hat Certification

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  BOSTON, MA, Jun 26 (Marketwire) -- 
Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced
that Red Hat has certified the SeaMicro SM10000-XE(TM) server. The AMD
team completed a rigorous process to achieve this hardware certification
from Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions.
Customers will now have the confidence of knowing these hardware systems
are certified with, and are supported by, Red Hat when deployed on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux. 

    "Customers can now be assured they will receive the best available
support for their Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment running on the
certified SeaMicro SM10000-XE server," said Andrew Feldman, general
manager of AMD Data Center Server Solutions Group. "This certification is
yet another example of how we are working closely with technology
partners to provide the highest quality experience for our customers."

    The SeaMicro SM10000-XE server is the highest-density, most
energy-efficient system available, using half the power, one-third the
space and delivering up to 12 times the bandwidth of today's
best-in-class servers*. The system delivers 10 gigabits of network
bandwidth to each socket for an industry leading 2.5 gigabits per core.
Moreover, the SeaMicro SM10000-XE eliminates the need for expensive
switches and load balancers and is plug-and-play, all in a single 10-RU
system. The SeaMicro SM10000-XE enables accelerated deployments while
providing outstanding performance for security and cloud environments. 

    The SM10000-XE is built around SeaMicro's Freedom(TM) Fabric ASIC -- the
industry's first second-generation fabric chip. The Freedom Fabric ASIC
contains three key patented technologies:

--  SeaMicro's Input/Output Virtualization Technology, which eliminates
    all but three components from SeaMicro's motherboard -- CPU, DRAM, and
    the ASIC itself -- thereby shrinking the motherboard helping to reduce
    power, cost and space;
--  SeaMicro's TIO(TM) (Turn It Off) technology, which enables SeaMicro
    to further power-optimize the motherboard by consolidating
    functionality and turning off unneeded CPU and chipset functions.
    Together, SeaMicro's I/O Virtualization Technology and TIO technology
    produce small and power efficient motherboards;
--  The Freedom Supercompute Fabric, which ties these small, power
    efficient motherboards together with an industry leading 1.28
    terabits-per-second of bandwidth. The Freedom Supercompute Fabric is
    built of multiple Freedom ASICs working together to create a
    multi-dimensional torus -- delivering a low latency, massive bandwidth
    fabric with exceptionally low power draw.


Red Hat launched the Red Hat Hardware Certification program in 1999.
Working with its hardware partners, Red Hat-certified hardware solutions
give customers the assurance that their hardware platforms have been
tested and proven compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating
systems. Utilizing Red Hat-certified hardware gives customers the
confidence that Red Hat and hardware manufacturers will support hardware
deployed in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment.

    Supporting Resources

--  For more information about AMD Data Center Server Solutions Business
    and SeaMicro
--  Learn more about the SeaMicro SM10000-XE server
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    * 1/2 the power or twice the compute per-watt based on a comparison of
same throughput achieved by 28 traditional 2P Hex Core 1U Westmere rack
servers @ 7300 total watts at 100% utilization and 64 1P SeaMicro servers
in a single 10U chassis at 3,550 total watts at 100% utilization, running
SPEC_intrate and SPEC_fprate workload. 1/3 the floor space or three times
the compute-per-unit space is based on a comparison of 28 1U traditional
dual socket hex core servers plus 1RU rack switch and 1RU terminal versus
one SeaMicro chassis at 10U. 12X throughput is based on a traditional
Dual socket platform with 12 cores (2 socket x six cores) and 2x1GB NICs
(2 Gig/12 cores = 167 Mbps bandwidth per core) compared to a SeaMicro
single socket server 4 cores and aggregated bandwidth of up to 8 1 Gig
NICs for each socket (8 Gig/4 cores = 2Gbps bandwidth per core) 2/.167 =


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AMD Public Relations
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