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November 07, 2012

Supermicro's Upgraded Lineup of A+ Server Features AMD Opteron 6300 Processors

Green computing leader Super Micro Computer recently released the upgraded line of A+ servers. Powered by newly released AMD (News - Alert) Opteron 6300 Series processors, the enhanced A+ server and tower platforms promise to deliver greater performance and higher energy efficiency.

Coming with new power management features, the enhanced server lineup promises to deliver up to 24 percent higher performance over prior-generation solutions. They are also expected to maximize processor density and core counts to support more VMs for public and private cloud deployments.

Data centers running robust large-scale software systems are expected to benefit from these enhanced servers, providing 40 percent per watt performance with intelligent thermal/power monitoring and management. These AMD Opteron 6300 powered servers are expected to help data centers to lower their overall TCO.

With dual-processor (DP) and multi-processor (MP) architectures, Supermicro ups the performance bar for data center and high-performance computing (HPC) cluster applications.

Supermicro's line of A+ servers supporting the Opteron 6300 series processors include 1U DP (AS-1022G-URF) solutions supporting the company's UIO architecture for flexible I/O expansion options, multiple expansion card options including SAS (News - Alert)/SATA RAID5, 10Gb Ethernet, and Infiniband for the most demanding HPC applications.

“We are excited to bring our new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors to market at a time when cloud computing and big data markets are rapidly expanding,” said vice president of Server Marketing and Business Development at AMD, John Williams. “Supermicro, an experienced global player in these markets and a long-standing solution provider with AMD, has a wide range of 2P/4P platforms optimized and ready for our latest processors. The Supermicro platform portfolio, coupled with the performance, scalability and cost-effectiveness of AMD's latest offerings, enable us to jointly deliver powerful computing solutions to meet the increasing demands of our fast-paced data driven society.”

MD’s new AMD Opteron 6300 Series server processors are based on its next-generation "Piledriver" core architecture. This new processor family promises to provide superior performance and scalability ideal for virtualized server platforms used in both private and public cloud deployments, as well as big data systems and high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.

Edited by Braden Becker

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