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iBase MBN806, the First AMD Snowy Owl Motherboard to Appear in the Wild

iBase, a Taiwan based networking and embedded motherboard and system manufacturer, seems to be the first company to market with AMD’s Snowy Owl platform. As a reminder, AMD’s Snowy Owl is the embedded version of EPYC, AMD’s datacentre processor range. Based on the BGA2028 “socket” (BGA is Ball Grid Array, meaning this is a soldered on chip), the iBase MBN806 is powered by an eight-core, eight-thread EPYC Embedded 3201 SoC with a clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz. Feeding this octo-core SoC, quad DDR4 memory slots support up to 128GB of registered, or 64GB of unregistered memory, in either …
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Intel Launches Xeon D-2100 Series SoCs

Press Release: When marked as such, the content is published verbatim, and thus does not necessarily reflect the views of SmallFormFactor Network or Minutiae Media. Intel today introduced the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor architected to address the needs of edge applications and other data center or network applications constrained by space and power. The Intel Xeon D-2100 processor extends the record-breaking performance and innovation of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform from the heart of the data center to the network edge and web tier, where network operators and cloud service providers face the need to …
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Launched

The next generation of Raspberry Pi has just launched, featuring on element14’s YouTube channel. The new version includes the Broadcom BCM2837RIF SoC, a 64-bit quad core ARM processor running at 1.2 GHz. This accounts for around 10 times the performance of the original Raspberry Pi. The board also includes built in WiFi 802.11N and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE) for connectivity, as well as the usual RJ45 jack for wired networking. The board features improved power management, with up to 2.5 amps on the USB ports combined. The GPIO header is backwards compatible, and the other usual ports are still …