AMD Open 3 Enables OpenCompute Servers

Open 3.0 was originally codenamed “Roadrunner” and is a new server motherboard approach that conforms to standards being developed by the Open Compute Project.

Suresh Gopalakrishnan explained during a keynote session at the Open Compute Summit this week that Open 3.0 is a single modular platform that can be tuned for multiple-use cases, whether its cloud, storage or high-performance computing. Gopalakrishnan defined Open 3.0 as the physical implementation of Open Compute.

According to Gopalakrishnan, the platform provides open management and no vendor lock-in.

The initial Open 3.0 motherboard is powered by a pair of AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors. The board supports up to 24 DIMM memory slots and 6 SATA connections. In terms of dimensions, the Open 3.0 motherboard measures 16″ x 16.7″ and will fit into 1U, 1.5U, 2U or 3U server chassis.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
AMD Roadrunner Platform Opens Server Design

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