Like Red Storm, the OctigaBay machine uses the Opteron's HyperTransport
interconnect as the basis of creating a fast, wide interconnect.
-- AMD-8151 HyperTransport
AGP 3.0 Graphics Tunnel -- AMD-8131 PCI-X Tunnel -- AMD-8111 HyperTransport
I/O Hub -- Up to 16GB ECC Registered 400MHz DDR - (8) x 184-pin DDR DIMM Sockets - PC7200/2100/1600 -- 8x AGP / 8x AGP Pro 50 Full Length Slot -- NVIDIA Quadro 8x Video Graphics Accelerator Card -- Two independent 64-bit PCI-X buses
Combining the bandwidth of PCI Express connectivity with HyperTransport
technology, as well as the latest high-performance graphics cards and peripheral devices, customers can continue to unleash the full-performance potential of AMD64 technology.
(It uses 333MHz PC2700 main memory.) The Opteron processor has an on-chip memory controller and 800MHz HyperTransport
links between the processors; it has 1MB of integrated L2 cache.
The ThinkTank Q-Cluster Base DP64, 1U and 2U versions each feature the power of dual AMD Opteron processors 200 Series with HyperTransport
technology-based high-performance computing solutions.
When Ultra64O SCSI products enter the market they will have a similar requirement for PCI-X 2, Hypertransport
, or PCI Express to handle the data fast enough from the SCSI controllers.
Stratix devices support various differential I/O electrical standards such as LVDS, LVPECL, PCML, and HyperTransport
, as well as high-speed interfaces, including UTOPIA IV, SPI-4 Phase 2, SFI-4, 10G Ethernet XSBI, RapidIO, HyperTransport
, and others.
The next step up for AMD processors will be with the move to Socket G34 platform, in the first half of 2010, with 6-core 'Sao Paolo' and 12-core 'Magny Cours' processors, which will incorporate DDR3 memory and an additional HyperTransport
3.0 link.Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation, AMD commented: "Based on input from our OEM partners, AMD is updating its server roadmap to strengthen its alignment with end-customer priorities.
An evolution of Cray's XT3 system, the XT4 is an AMD Opteron-based massively parallel processing (MPP) system that is enhanced with a tightly integrated next-generation Cray vector system, codenamed "BlackWidow" Each processor is directly connected to the XT4 interconnect via its Cray SeaStar2 routing and communications chip over a 6.4 GB/sec HyperTransport
The Ecosystem solution is based on PRIMERGY BX630 with AMD Opteron processors and enables two-way blade servers to be connected via the HyperTransport
Link of the AMD Opteron processors to become a four-way blade server.