Feeds

Nvidia revamps Opteron server, workstation chipsets

Socket F friendly

Security for virtualized datacentres

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. ®

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com
Yarr, them Nokia logos walking the plank and into the drink
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
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?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.