AMD Announces ARM Based Processor
Last week AMD affirmed its promise to deliver a 64-bit ARM System-on-a-chip processor, and it has delivered on that promise, announcing a new Opteron server CPU, the A1100, based on the ARMv8 64-bit core architecture. The new CPU, codenamed Seattle, was revealed at the Open Compute Project in San Jose, CA and will be available in both four and eight core models. Seattle will be able to support DDR3 or DDR4, eight lanes of PCI-e 3.0, eight SATA 3 ports, and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. To go along with the announcement, AMD also showed off an "Opteron A-Series development kit in a Micro-ATX form factor, which should give you an idea of how small these servers are." This reference design will be available starting in March with product announcements expected in the fourth quarter of this year. The Opteron A1100 is expected to have a lower power draw than the Opteron X2150 and is being targeted at applications that aren't very power hungry.
Source: IT World