To facilitate the need for high bandwidth, low latency and energy efficient interconnect within a datacenter, AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 servers incorporate state-of-the-art Freedom Fabric. It is designed to ferry mission critical data from between storage and ultra-dense compute
nodes, with the AMD SeaMicro SM15000 purpose built for the Big Data age, allowing organizations to efficiently use the vast amounts of data that an IoT will generate.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.