Wednesday, October 17th 2012

AMD Announces SeaMicro SM15000 Server Citrix Ready

AMD today announced that Citrix Systems, Inc. has verified the new AMD SeaMicro SM15000-XE micro server as Citrix Ready to run Citrix XenServer 6, a complete managed server virtualization technology that enables companies to cost-effectively consolidate servers and ensure business continuity.

Citrix Ready is a product verification program that demonstrates compatibility with Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure. AMD completed a rigorous process to ensure compatibility with the industry-leading XenServer platform, which is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest and secure server virtualization products in the industry.


"Data center virtualization is expected to accelerate, and we have worked closely with Citrix to ensure that our customers can now effectively and efficiently deploy an integrated Citrix-AMD solution," said Andrew Feldman, general manager and corporate vice president of the Data Center Server Solutions group, AMD. "The combination of Citrix XenServer and the highest density, most power efficient SeaMicro server is a winning combination that takes data center efficiency and management to the next level of performance."

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 is the highest-density, most energy-efficient data center platform. It combines compute, networking, and storage in a single ten rack unit system all linked by a high performance supercompute fabric that creates a hyper-efficient system by enabling common components to be shared. AMD's differentiated technology allows the highest performance, compute and storage density as well as the most bandwidth per unit compute of any micro server.

In addition, the recently announced AMD SeaMicro SM15000 server extends the patented Freedom Fabric beyond the SeaMicro chassis to connect directly to massive disk arrays, enabling a single ten rack unit system to support more than five petabytes of low cost, easy-to-install storage. The Freedom Fabric ASIC contains three key patented technologies:

● SeaMicro's Input/Output (I/O) Virtualization Technology eliminates all but three components from SeaMicro's motherboard -- CPU, DRAM, and the ASIC itself -- thereby shrinking the motherboard, helping to reduce power, cost and space;
● SeaMicro's TIO (Turn It Off) technology enables SeaMicro to further power-optimize the motherboard by consolidating functionality and turning off unneeded CPU and chipset functions. Together, SeaMicro's I/O Virtualization Technology and TIO technology produce small and power-efficient motherboards;
● The Freedom Supercompute Fabric ties these small, power-efficient motherboards together with an industry leading 1.28 terabits-per-second of bandwidth. The Freedom Supercompute Fabric is built of multiple Freedom ASICs working together to create a multi-dimensional torus -- delivering a low latency, massive bandwidth fabric with exceptionally low power draw.

More information on SeaMicro and its breakthrough micro server technology can be found at www.seamicro.com.
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12 Comments on AMD Announces SeaMicro SM15000 Server Citrix Ready

#1
james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
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#2
St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
by: james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
and thats why AMD's stocks are under 3$
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#3
f22a4bandit
by: james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
Most likely for smaller/medium size business customers. Not every company that needs servers is a huge corporation.
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james888
by: f22a4bandit
Most likely for smaller/medium size business customers. Not every company that needs servers is a huge corporation.
So you are saying amd bought a micro server company just to sell its opteron processors. If so that must be a long term investment.
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
I'm with you. But they are nice. Maybe?
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
There must have been some technology patents or something that they held that AMD wanted or needed.
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#8
ensabrenoir
With all the negative press amd has recieved lately...... Businesses gonna be nervious investing in their hardware inspite of its benefits.
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#9
sergionography
by: james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
what gave amd an edge in the athlon64 days was was not just the superior cpu but their hypertransport technology at the time along with the first opterons, so now that's the plan, without high bandwidth and low latency solutions between the cores no matter how powerful the cores are the server would be worthless, and since amd didnt invest in a replacement for hypertransport this is a must if they plan to stay in the server business. Not to mention their outdated chipset I/O. Now they have a pretty good echo system they just need better x86cores
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#10
Gzero
by: james888
I still don't understand why amd bought this.
Do some work in a Virtual desktop environment designed to hold 100's and you will understand.

Businesses hate spending money on hardware and people to maintain said hardware, usually cheaper to offload that to businesses that specialise in running servers.
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#11
james888
I feel like I am the center of attention on this thread. ...dont like it...
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: james888
i feel like i am the center of attention on this thread. ...dont like it...
lol.
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