AMD (AMD +8.2%) surges after announcing the SM15000, a low-power server platform from its...

|By:, SA News Editor

AMD (AMD +8.2%) surges after announcing the SM15000, a low-power server platform from its SeaMicro division, which AMD acquired in February to much fanfare. Interestingly, the SM15000 supports both Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron CPUs. Thanks to SeaMicro's high-density server tech, a single server rack can house 256 CPUs, something that should go over well with Internet companies. The SM15000 can also connect to a storage cluster housing 5PB (5,000 TB) of data. (PRs: I, II).