Feeds

Nvidia revamps Opteron server, workstation chipsets

Socket F friendly

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Nvidia today launched the nForce Pro 3000 chipset family for servers and workstations based on AMD's recently announced DDR 2 SDRAM-supporting dual-core Opteron processors. The chipsets are aimed at machines containing one to eight or more CPUs.

The line-up comprises the 3050, 3400 and 3600 MCP chips. All three chipsets support SLI - they're pitched at servers and workstations used by content creation, and science and engineering professionals. The 3400 is aimed at one-way systems, and has 28 PCI Express lanes for mobo makers to play with. It can support six 3Gbps SATA drives and two parallel ATA peripherals in RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5 configurations. The chipset has an on-board Gigabit Ethernet controller with support for two MACs and TCP/IP acceleration. It can operate up to ten USB 2.0 ports, too.

The 3600 adds reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features to the 3400's specifications, such as advanced error reporting technology, enclosure management and other enterprise-friendly functionality.

The 3050 is essentially an add-on I/O processor for the 3600, it doubles the available PCI Express lanes to 56, and likewise increases the number of drives supported to 12 SATA and four PATA. Together the two chips support four Gigabit Ethernet MACs, but boards will still handle only ten USB 2.0 ports.

Nvidia didn't announce specific partners, but it did say the chipsets were already shipping to its enterprise customers, naming HP, IBM, Sun and Fujitsu-Siemens among those it's worked with in the past. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.