AMD to enable ecosystem for high-performance mini PCs
AMD has announced that it will be enabling an ecosystem, which will allow OEMs to create high-performance mini-PCs powered by the new Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors.
ASRock Industrial, EEPD, OnLogic, and Simply NUC, are the first OEMs to offer and sell these new Mini PC platforms for the industrial, media, communications and enterprise markets.
“The demand for high-performance computing isn’t limited to servers or desktop PCs. Embedded customers want access to small form factor PCs that can support open software standards, demanding workloads at the edge, and even display 4K content, all with embedded processors that have a planned availability of 10 years,” said Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president, and general manager, Embedded Solutions, AMD.
The growing list of hardware partners creating Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded includes:
ASRock Industrial and its 4X4 BOX – R1000V and 4X4 BOX – V1000M systems aim to deliver cost-effective, high-performance and versatile embedded Mini PCs for home entertainment, business, and industrial applications.
EEPD with the SBC PROFIVE NUCV and SBC PROFIVE® NUCR embedded Mini PC product family which is characterized by high-performance computing requiring minimal space.
OnLogic and the ML100G-40 and MC510-40. These are the first two systems in a line of AMD powered small form-factor computers that leverage the reliability and lifecycle benefits of OnLogic’s expertise in building industrial and rugged devices.
Simply NUC with the Sequoia V8 and Sequoia V6, which are rugged, long-lasting units to power digital signage displays, electronic kiosks, data arrays, and other free-standing utilities.
Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded processors support a growing list of software partners with pre-validated packages based on open-source software. These partners include Radeon Open Compute (ROCm), OpenCL, and more.
“We’re excited to support this new ecosystem of Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded processors. At AlphaInfo our expertise with advanced data integration, mature software engineering and technology industry data analysis and management allows us to create innovative and robust application systems that suit every customer’s unique needs, whether it’s in an embedded application or a Mini PC providing compute power at the edge,” said Steven Chiang, CEO, AlphaInfo.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded processors bring together AMD “Zen” CPU and “Vega” GPU architectures in a seamlessly integrated SoC solution for high-performance compute to support modern computing needs of industrial, media, and enterprise applications.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors provide scalable solutions from 6 watts to 54 watts in a pin-compatible package that powers high resolution, 4K multi-display configurability, high-performance 3D graphics all while enabling extended availability that alleviates replacement cycles and minimizes customer costs.