At the Open Compute Summit, AMD today unveiled an Open Compute Project server platform specification, codenamed "Roadrunner," to enable power-efficient solutions for the financial services industry.
"Roadrunner" is specifically designed to meet the general purpose compute, cloud infrastructure, high-performance compute and storage needs of the financial services industry.
The "Roadrunner" motherboard specification is intended to integrate the features that the financial services industry demands into a dense platform, stripping out unnecessary components and optimizing the most important ones.
"Roadrunner" is a single platform with two configurations: one for HPC and a second configuration that suits general purpose, cloud infrastructure and storage servers for a total of four applications. The specification currently includes the following features:
- 16" x 16.5" motherboard;
- Component population options depending on target usage;
- Flexible form-factor support including 1U, 1.5U, 2U and 3U;
- Open Machine Management, cost effective options depending on requirements;
- Supports traditional rack and Open Rack infrastructures;
- Support for the full portfolio of AMD Opteron 6000 Series processors with highest memory capacity and bandwidth operation.