Livestream deploys AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server
Feb 22, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., or AMD, a developer of computer processors and related technologies, has announced that Livestream, a company that connects people over the internet to live events, has deployed AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server with SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage as the core platform to provide live video and collaboration services.
Livestream received a grant from NYSERDA that covered a significant portion of the SeaMicro SM15000 server purchase price. The grant was based on an audited proposal and on-site inspection to verify the power savings.
Livestream selected AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 high density server because in addition to providing reduced power consumption, it was optimized for internet applications while providing the compute power to transcode live video. The SeaMicro platform was tested to be used for front end web applications, backend application programming interfaces (API), workflow systems and streaming infrastructure.
"We went through a rigorous set of testing benchmarks as Livestream evaluated servers from the leading vendors in the market," said Andrew Feldman, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Center Server Solutions, AMD. "Real time video transcoding is one the most demanding applications for a server, and our SM15000 server with the Freedom Fabric's 1.28 terabits-per-second bisectional bandwidth proved to be the winning platform. It not only delivers the computing power and low latency needed, but also creates compelling savings in both space and power."
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