AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux
Open Standards-based AMD Opteron processor ecosystem development enables a seamless experience from x86 CPUs to x86 APUs
AMD's premiere demonstration of "Berlin" will showcase the world's first Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) featured server APU ahead of its official launch later this year. The demonstration features advancements incorporated in "Project Sumatra" that enable Java™ applications to take advantage of graphics processing units (GPUs) within AMD server APUs. The combination of Linux and Java on AMD APU platforms provides an ideal platform for server-based multimedia workloads and general purpose GPU compute that will help drive new levels of workload efficiency in the data center. AMD also will demonstrate software-based on OpenCL™ and OpenGL on "Berlin."
"As servers adapt to new and evolving workloads, it's critical that the software ecosystem support the requirements of these new workloads," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager of the Server Business Unit, AMD. "We are actively engaged with a broad set of partners in the data center software community who are bringing to market the software infrastructure to seamlessly enable x86 APU based servers."
AMD is a founding member of the HSA Foundation, an organization dedicated to building robust ecosystems to support APU technologies. For more information please visit AMD's booth 621 at the Red Hat Summit today and tomorrow where the HP Moonshot M700 Cartridge based on the AMD Opteron™ X-Series X2150 APU, the upcoming second generation AMD Opteron™ X-Series "Berlin" APU, and the AMD SM15000 servers as well as partner technologies will be on display.
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