AMD teams with UK firm to tackle big data storage


AMD has chosen UK-based data storage firm Xyratex as a strategic supplier.

AMD will combine Xyratex’s OneStor family of data storage systems and its SeaMicro SM15000 server to provide more than five petabytes of storage capacity in two racks for big data applications such as Hadoop and Object Storage.

“SeaMicro SM15000 server with the Freedom Fabric Storage solution is known in the market for its superior computing efficiency and storage density,” said Dhiraj Mallick, general manager of Data Center Server Solutions at AMD.

The OneStor family of data storage systems offers a series of storage building blocks which can consolidate server storage requirements into a single storage computing platform.

“This tight integration of the SM15000 server and Xyratex storage into a solution will boost performance, make deployment easier, simplify management and lower operating costs,” said Todd Gresham, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Hampshire-based Xyratex.

AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 system links 512 compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking, more than five petabytes of storage with a 1.28 terabyte supercompute fabric, called Freedom Fabric.

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