Livestream Doubles Computing Density With AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server

Livestream Doubles Computing Density With AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server 
Power Savings Verified by New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced that Livestream, the company that connects millions of
people over the Internet to live events, has deployed AMD's SeaMicro
SM15000(TM) server with SeaMicro Freedom(TM) Fabric Storage as the
core platform to provide live video and collaboration services. The
SeaMicro SM15000 server was selected by Livestream because it
provides the high performance computing required for live video
transcoding and doubles computing density while reducing power
consumption. The additional resources provide Livestream with ample
capacity for expansion. 
The overall analysis by Livestream showed that the SeaMicro SM15000
server provided significant energy savings compared to solutions from
the other leading server vendors, as verified by the New York State
Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Livestream
received a grant from NYSERDA that covered a significant portion of
the SeaMicro SM15000 server purchase price. NYSERDA was established
to help New York meet its energy goals of reducing energy
consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and
protecting the environment. The grant was based on an audited
proposal and on-site inspection to verify the power savings. 
"Our data center has plenty of rack space, but we just could not fill
them with servers because we could not get enough power to the
racks," said Thomas Bonnin, chief architect, Livestream. "SeaMicro
technology provides the highest density servers on the market
allowing us to get multiple racks of servers into a quarter of a rack
with AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 system. What's more, the technology
allows us to reduce power consumption and the resulting cost savings
goes straight to our bottom line. The SeaMicro SM15000 server also
allowed us to double our computing capacity while at the same time
retiring our energy-inefficient servers." 
As a result of its rapid growth, Livestream is building out an
architecture that will scale to support hundreds of millions of
people. After rigorous testing and evaluation, Livestream selected
AMD's SeaMicro SM15
000 high density server because in addition to
providing reduced power consumption, it was optimized for Internet
applications while providing the compute power to transcode live
video. The SeaMicro platform was tested to be used for front end web
applications, backend application programming interfaces (API),
workflow systems and streaming infrastructure.  
"We went through a rigorous set of testing benchmarks as Livestream
evaluated servers from the leading vendors in the market," said
Andrew Feldman, corporate vice president and general manager, Data
Center Server Solutions, AMD. "Real time video transcoding is one the
most demanding applications for a server, and our SM15000 server with
the Freedom Fabric's 1.28 terabits-per-second bisectional bandwidth
proved to be the winning platform. It not only delivers the computing
power and low latency needed, but also creates compelling savings in
both space and power." 
More information on AMD's SeaMicro technology is available at
www.seamicro.com.  
About AMD 
 AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator
leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its
ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a
wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are
focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and
virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are
found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
supercomputers. For more information, visit www.amd.com. 
About Livestream
 Livestream's mission is to connect people and live
events. Livestream offers event owners a complete set of hardware and
software tools to share their events with a growing community online.
More than 30 million viewers each month watch thousands of live
events from customers including The New York Times, Facebook, ESPN,
SpaceX and Warner Bros. Records. Founded in 2007, Livestream is
headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Ukraine and
India. For more information, visit www.livestream.com. 
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Contact:
Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986
tara.sims@amd.com 
Gary Grossman
Edelman for AMD 
(503) 471-6868
gary.grossman@edelman.com 
Christina DiRusso
Livestream Public Relations
(646) 532-6622
christina.dirusso@livestream.com