The Opteron A1100: The Newest Technological Miracle on the Market
What is the Opteron A1100 and why is it making waves in the tech community? The answer lies in the speed and processing power this product has.
The Opteron A1100 data center by AMD has hit the market after a long-awaited release and people are excited. Why? To understand the zeal for yet another tech product with a long, confusing name, you need to have a better understanding of what this tech product can do.
The processors that power your wearables and tablets are the same types of processors that are being used in this data center. These processors are made by ARM, short for Advanced RISC (reduced instruction set computer) Machines, which makes a family of high-performance eight-core processors. Each core can process millions of instructions in seconds. When you have an eight-core processor, you have eight advanced RISC machines working for you at the same time. Fast, right?
If you take eight machines that can process infinite amounts of instructions, all working for you at the same time, the amount of data you can store, manage, and circulate in a short period of time grows to outrageous numbers. Translation: you now have a computing system that is almost as fast at processing and storing information as the human brain. Couple this with a high-speed internet connection and you have one of the best networking systems available to the world at this time.
The Opteron A1100 64-bit chip can run with speeds of up to 2GHz, providing up to 128 GB of RAM and support for DDR3 or DDR4 dual-channels.
The Opteron A1100 rivals the Xeon D processors made by Intel in pricing, with the most high-end model being reported at $150 per unit. This is excellent news for companies, schools, libraries, and individuals that need this data center. The Xeon D processors start at $199 and can go up to $675 in pricing, making the Opteron more budget-friendly for start-ups, family run businesses, and government-owned facilities. The more friendly the price, the more accessible it is.