AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Achieves Certification for CDH4, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Achieves Certification for CDH4, Cloudera's Distribution 
Including Apache Hadoop Version 4 
"Hadoop-in-a-Box" Package Accelerates Deployments by Providing 512
Cores and Over Five Petabytes in Two Racks 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced that the SeaMicro SM15000(TM)  server is now certified for
CDH4, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop(R) Version 4.
AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server, which can deliver up to 512 processor
cores and over five petabytes of storage in a single system, is the
industry's most power-efficient big data server platform. It offers
the highest storage density solution in the industry with the lowest
total cost of ownership and provides everything required for CDH4,
creating a "Hadoop-in-a-Box" solution. 
AMD's SeaMicro Freedom(TM) Fabric provides massive bandwidth and
storage I/O to scale compute and storage, delivering efficient, cost
effective scale-out computing. The system's robust design allows
petabytes of storage to be added or upgraded by simply adding hard
drives while the system is in service. The jointly tested and
certified solution enables organizations to deploy CDH4 quickly and
minimize operating expenses related to space and power.  
Reinventing the economics and performance of big data management,
Cloudera is a category leader in Apache Hadoop-based software,
services and training. CDH4 is the world's most widely deployed
distribution of Apache Hadoop. Today, more than half of the Fortune
50 use Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop. AMD's
SeaMicro SM15000 server is the first fabric-based computing server to
be certified by Cloudera and establishes a new benchmark for
computing and storage performance and power efficiency for Apache
Hadoop deployments. 
"The CDH4 certification assures our customers that the SM15000
completed and passed strict testing and performance requirements,"
said Tim Stevens, VP of Business and Corporate Development at
Cloudera. "Leveraging the deep domain expertise and expanding
knowledge base offered by Cloudera and the greater Cloudera Connect
partner ecosystem, AMD can enable its customers to bypass the
complexity associated with deploying and managing Hadoop and put
their data to immediate use. We're committed to helping enterprises
achieve the most from their big data initiatives, and we're pleased
that AMD has completed certification of the SM15000 on CDH4."  
AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 system is the highest-density, most
energy-efficient server in the market. In 10-rack units, it links 512
compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking using the 1.28 terabyte
high-performance SeaMicro Freedom Fabric, and more than five
petabytes of Freedom(TM) Fabric Storage. The SM15000 server
eliminates top-of-rack switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables
and thousands of unnecessary components for a more efficient and
simple operational environment. 
"CDH4 is an application that benefits tremendously from our
revolutionary Freedom Fabric's ability to provide massive amounts of
bandwidth and simplify scale out computing and storage deployments,"
said Dhiraj Mallick, general manager and corporate vice president,
Data Center Server Solutions Business Unit, AMD. "The data center
server is the workhorse of big data and the AMD's SeaMicro SM15000
server is the industry's most power efficient, highest-density big
data server platform with the highest storage density. We are excited
to work with Cloudera to help our customers harness the power of
The SM15000 supports Freedom Fabric Storage products, extending the
fabric out of the system enclosure enabling a single system to
connect to more than five petabytes of storage. This approach
delivers the benefits of expensive and complex solutions such as
network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networking (SAN) with
the simplicity and low cost of direct attached storage. To learn
more, visit 
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Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986 
Gary Grossman
Edelman for AMD 
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