AMD deletes ARM server processors with 16 cores for 2014




AMD’s first Opteron models based on the ARMv8 architecture have four or eight cores. Previously announced AMD still the first generation of chips with eight cores and sixteen existed, but the latter seem so removed for release in 2014.

The Seattle-series is composed of processors with four or eight cores and chips can handle up to 128GB ECC memory, as reported AMD in a blog posting. The processors receive Cortex-A57 cores, and will be further integrated support for 10Gbit/s-ethernet as part of AMD’s Freedom Fabric interconnect technology, which was held after AMD acquisition of the company SeaMicro. In the second half of 2014, the processors have come on the market.

AMD made ​​almost all the details in the last summer already known, but when talking about the company still coming ARMv8 models with eight and sixteen cores. The reason why the sixteen-core chips are deleted, and the quad cores have been added, is not known. Perhaps the consumption of the chip with sixteen cores was too high. Back then spoke AMD expects that the chips would get. Clocked at 2GHz minimum Or the chip company still expected to have, is not known, the clock says AMD is nothing in the new posting.

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