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Appeared on: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
AMD Launches New Platform Specification for Financial Services

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.


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