Arima Group Inc. Announces the RioWorks HDAMA
Dual AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Motherboard
With Hyper Transport™ Technology Capable of Supporting
64-Bit and 32-Bit Operating Systems
NEWARK, CA --
Arima Group Inc. today announced the RioWorks HDAMA motherboard and barebones system products for the AMD Opteron™ processors as the latest in a series of RioWorks™ server products.
HDAMA is a 64-bit/32-bit operating system compatible motherboard based on the AMD Opteron processor architecture. AMD Opteron processors can reduce I/O bottlenecks, increase system bandwidth and reduce memory latency with design innovations including 1) highly scalable system bus using Hyper Transport™ technology and 2) A high-bandwidth, high-performance integrated memory controller. The HDAMA features four registered PC2700 8 DIMM memory, a total of 16GB of DR333 registered memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers with Fault-tolerance and Fail-over make the HDAMA particularly suited for fault-tolerant and highly available computer environments. Serial ATA support with Software Raid and BMS (base board management controller module) support is also available in the product. The product is targeted toward System Integrators, VARs and OEMs who provide Enterprise Class solutions to key vertical markets.
“Customers can benefit from the Arima Group and AMD64 technology, which enables users to enjoy the benefits of 64-bit computing while maintaining compatibility with today’s 32-bit applications,” said Barry Huang, Vice President and General Manager of Arima’s Server Business Division.
According to Huang: “There is increasing demand on System Integrators, VARs and OEMs, that provide high performance computing solutions for single and large cluster systems, to provide flexibility, scalability and interoperability for demanding enterprise-class applications in a seamless manner.”
HDAMA was developed because the evolution from 32-bit to 64-bit computing is inevitable. The 4-Gigabyte memory limitations of 32-bit computing act as a barrier preventing the integration of more powerful software applications in key vertical markets. These markets include High Performance Computing, Entertainment, Financial Services, Education, Government and Research. The HDAMA product is designed for these verticals, as well as Enterprise Market Segments, because they represent the target market for System Integrators, VARs and OEMs who can best leverage the RioWorks™ server architecture.
“The AMD Opteron processor allows businesses to migrate to 64-bit computing at their own pace by delivering outstanding performance on both 32- and 64-bit applications,” said Rich Heye, Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Arima’s RioWorks HDAMA offers customers the increased performance and scalability necessary to realize the benefits of AMD64 technology.”
RioWorks HDAMA begins shipping April 22, 2003 in a motherboard for rack mount and a 1U barebones system chassis configuration.
About Arima Group Inc.
Arima is a leading global provider of product design and manufacturing services for IT and consumer electronics products, as well as product delivery and after-the-sale product service. Since 1987, Arima has continually invested in new and emerging technologies all the while producing quality products that remain at the forefront of innovation. Global headquarters (www.arima.com.tw) are in Taiwan and North American headquarters (www.arimacorp.com) are in the Silicon Valley. Arima has manufacturing, service and R&D facilities in Taiwan, China, Europe and North America. Information on the RioWorks™ server products is available at: www.rioworks.com.
David M. Leone
Director, Account Management
510-687-0966, ext 228
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