AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Achieves Certification for CDH4, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4

Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 20 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the SeaMicro SM15000(TM) server is
now certified for CDH4, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache
Hadoop(R) Version 4. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server, which can deliver up
to 512 processor cores and over five petabytes of storage in a single
system, is the industry's most power-efficient big data server platform.
It offers the highest storage density solution in the industry with the
lowest total cost of ownership and provides everything required for CDH4,
creating a "Hadoop-in-a-Box" solution.

    AMD's SeaMicro Freedom(TM) Fabric provides massive bandwidth and storage
I/O to scale compute and storage, delivering efficient, cost effective
scale-out computing. The system's robust design allows petabytes of
storage to be added or upgraded by simply adding hard drives while the
system is in service. The jointly tested and certified solution enables
organizations to deploy CDH4 quickly and minimize operating expenses
related to space and power. 

    Reinventing the economics and performance of big data management,
Cloudera is a category leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services
and training. CDH4 is the world's most widely deployed distribution of
Apache Hadoop. Today, more than half of the Fortune 50 use Cloudera's
Distribution Including Apache Hadoop. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server is
the first fabric-based computing server to be certified by Cloudera and
establishes a new benchmark for computing and storage performance and
power efficiency for Apache Hadoop deployments.

    "The CDH4 certification assures our customers that the SM15000 completed
and passed strict testing and performance requirements," said Tim
Stevens, VP of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera.
"Leveraging the deep domain expertise and expanding knowledge base
offered by Cloudera and the greater Cloudera Connect partner ecosystem,
AMD can enable its customers to bypass the complexity associated with
deploying and managing Hadoop and put their data to immediate use. We're
committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their big data
initiatives, and we're pleased that AMD has completed certification of
the SM15000 on CDH4." 

    AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 system is the highest-density, most
energy-efficient server in the market. In 10-rack units, it links 512
compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking using the 1.28 terabyte
high-performance SeaMicro Freedom Fabric, and more than five petabytes of
Freedom(TM) Fabric Storage. The SM15000 server eliminates top-of-rack
switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables and thousands of
unnecessary components for a more efficient and simple operational

    "CDH4 is an application that benefits tremendously from our revolutionary
Freedom Fabric's ability to provide massive amounts of bandwidth and
simplify scale out computing and storage deployments," said Dhiraj
Mallick, general manager and corporate vice president, Data Center Server
Solutions Business Unit, AMD. "The data center server is the workhorse of
big data and the AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server is the industry's most
power efficient, highest-density big data server platform with the
highest storage density. We are excited to work with Cloudera to help our
customers harness the power of Hadoop."

    The SM15000 supports Freedom Fabric Storage products, extending the
fabric out of the system enclosure enabling a single system to connect to
more than five petabytes of storage. This approach delivers the benefits
of expensive and complex solutions such as network attached storage (NAS)
and storage area networking (SAN) with the simplicity and low cost of
direct attached storage. To learn more, visit

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the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD
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industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's
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Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986

Gary Grossman
Edelman for AMD 
(503) 471-6868 

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