AMD Opteron A1100 Server SoCs, codenamed “Seattle”, come with four to eight ARM Cortex A57 cores, and earlier this year, the company unveiled both the processors and a development kit. You can now apply for “AMD Opteron A1100 Series 64-bit ARM developers kit”, and if you’re selected, you’ll “just” need to pay $2,999 to receive the board and related tools. The kit targets software and hardware developers, as well as early adopters in large datacenters.
- SoC – ARM Opeteron A1000 with 4 ARM Cortex-A57 cores
- System Memory – 2x Registered DIMM with 16 GB of DDR3 DRAM (upgradeable to 128GB)
- Storage – 8 Serial-ATA connectors
- Connectivity – Not mentioned, but there seems to be an RJ45 port on the pic, and another SFP cage, both probably 10 Gbit Ethernet since it’s the speed supported by Opteron A1100.
- Expansion slots – PCI Express connectors configurable as a single x8 or dual x4 ports
- Dimensions – Micro ATX form factor (244 × 244 mm)
- Power – Compatibility with standard power supplies
The kit also includes a standard UEFI boot environment, a Linux environment based on “Fedora technology from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora community”, a standard Linux GNU (cross and native) toolchains, device drivers, apache web server, MySQL database engine, and PHP scripting language for developing robust Web serving applications, and Java 7 & 8.
Thanks to Peter, via AMD.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.