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AMD finally Launches K12, ARM-based Opteron

AMD’s path to this moment was a difficult one. The company spent $334 million to acquire SeaMicro, an investment which was latter written off completely, and ultimately lead to shutting down the micro-server division. At the same time, 2012 saw the announcement of ARM-based Opteron and its arrival on the product roadmap (and a continuous push back), with ARM-based AMD product being available only as a single processor, 1U half-rack development kit from a third party vendor. This changes today, with the introduction of AMD Opteron A1100 Series processors, based on a silicon codenamed ‘Seattle’ – which may or may not have to do anything with two major customers from that area. In order to bring

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Enterprise

AMD To Showcase Hadoop On 64-bit ARMv8 Opteron A1100 Processors

AMD Restructuring

ARM ‘s corporate fellow Leendert van Doorn is scheduled to give a demonstration of an AMD Opteron A-series CPU running Hadoop at the JavaOne conference today.

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