New FRC features 125 1U rackmount servers, 500 ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards and 250 AMD Opteron 6100 series processors
AMD, OTOY and Super Micro have unveiled their plans to bring Fusion Render cloud servers to market in the second quarter of 2010.
AMD said that its Fusion Render Cloud (FRC), a CPU/GPU server platform built on top of OTOY’s cloud streaming technology, offers concurrent HD games, remote desktops and live HD video streams to any internet enabled device with no latency.
The companies claim that the server transforms movie and gaming experiences through server-side rendering, which involves storing visually rich content in a compute cloud, compressing it, and streaming it in real-time over a wireless or broadband connection to devices; and is designed to scale to thousand of users per rack.
According to the companies, the new FRC features 125 1U rackmount servers, available pre-racked in Super Rack configuration; 500 ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards, each with 2.7 TeraFLOPS of processing power; 250 AMD Opteron 6100 series processors; and <100 Kw, 40sqft of space per 1 PetaFLOPS of computing power.
In addition, it supports up to 3,000 concurrent HD streams, up to 12,000 concurrent SD streams @ 120hz, HD encoding < 1ms per megapixel; and token basted metering system built into driver stack.
Charlie Boswell, director of digital media and entertainment at AMD, said: “The AMD Fusion Render Cloud is poised to help ignite the next evolution in cloud computing by enabling server side rendering of fully interactive HD content.”