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May 3, 2012

AMD unveils new motherboard specification for financial services

'Roadrunner' supports the AMD Opteron 6000 Series processors

By CBR Staff Writer

Semiconductor company AMD has unveiled a new Open Compute Project server platform specification, code named ‘Roadrunner,’ which is designed to meet the general purpose compute, cloud infrastructure, high-performance compute and storage needs of the financial services industry.

Roadrunner motherboard specification is intended to integrate the features that the financial services industry requires into a dense platform, stripping out unnecessary components and optimising the most important ones

The new motherboard specification is energy-efficient and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as supports the AMD Opteron 6000 Series processors, which offer enhanced memory capacity and bandwidth operation in the AMD family.

‘Roadrunner’ is a single platform with two configurations: one for HPC and a second configuration that suits general purpose, cloud infrastructure and storage servers for a total of four applications.

The new specification currently includes a 16" x 16.5" motherboard, a flexible form-factor support including 1U, 1.5U, 2U and 3U and also includes component population options depending on target usage

It also supports traditional rack and Open Rack infrastructures and also includes an Open Machine Management, cost effective options depending on requirements.

AMD Global Business Units senior vice-president and general manager Lisa Su said, "Moreover, the "Roadrunner" board is highly flexible and can be configured to support general purpose, cloud, high-performance compute, and storage processing workloads."

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