This post was authored by Young-Sae Song, CVP of Product Marketing at AMD

AMD continues to demonstrate its commitment to OpenStack as a leading member of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. The SM15000 server has achieved Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Certification and provides OpenStack In A Box for enterprise-ready, commercial-grade OpenStack infrastructure.

The AMD SM15000 server solution provides 64 servers with up to 64GB of memory and consumes about 55 watts per server. Working closely with Red Hat, AMD offers customers an enterprise-ready and commercial-grade OpenStack infrastructure, with complementary technologies across compute, networking and storage.

AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 system is the highest-density, most energy-efficient server in the market and is designed from the ground-up for today’s workloads. In 10 rack units, it links 512 compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking, more than five petabytes of storage with a 1.28TB/s high-performance supercompute fabric, called Freedom™ Fabric. The SM15000 server eliminates top-of-rack switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables and thousands of unnecessary components for a more efficient and simple operational environment.

AMD’s SeaMicro server product family currently supports the next generation AMD Opteron™ (“Piledriver”) processor, Intel® Xeon® E3-1260L (“Sandy Bridge”), E3-1265Lv2 (“Ivy Bridge”), E3-1265Lv3 (“Haswell”) and Intel® Atom™ N570 processors. The SeaMicro SM15000 server also supports the Freedom Fabric Storage products, enabling a single system to connect with more than five petabytes of storage capacity in two racks. This approach delivers the benefits of expensive and complex solutions such as network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networking (SAN) with the simplicity and low cost of direct attached storage.

AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 is the simplest and fastest way for companies to deploy OpenStack. The certified solution replaces what typically requires multiple racks and cuts energy consumption by up to 50 percent. It combines compute, networking, and storage in a single 10 RU system all linked by a highly efficient supercompute fabric to power the computing and storage needs of the next generation data center.


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