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The Opteron processor paradise remains on AMDboard
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Enjoy the latest Opteron motherboards here
Thunder K8SR (S2881)
Dual Opteron Motherboard
• Dual µPGA 940-pin ZIF sockets
• Supports up to two
AMD Opteron processors
• 128-bit
DDR dual-channel memory controller
• (integrated in CPU)
• Dual Core CPU ready! (with future BIOS upgrade)

AMD-8131 HyperTransport  PCI-X Tunnel
AMD-8111 HyperTransport  I/O Hub
• Winbond  W83627HF Super I/O ASIC
• Analog Devices ADT7463 Hardware Monitoring IC

• 128-bit
DDR memory bus
• Eight 184-pin 2.5-Volt DDR DIMM sockets
- each CPU controls four
• Supports up to 16GB of
Registered DDR
• Supports ECC type memory modules
• Supports
DDR 400* / 333 / 266 / 200
Opteron 246 and higher

Expansion Slots
• Two independent 64-bit PCI-X buses
• One 100/66/33 MHz (3.3-volt) PCI-X slots
- from PCI-X bridge A
• One 133/100/66/33 MHz (3.3-volt) PCI-X slot
• Total of two usable slots

Integrated PCI Graphics
• ATI Rage XL 8MB PCI graphics controller

Integrated SATA/SATARAID Controller
• One Silicon Image SI3114 controller
• Four SATA 1.0 ports
• RAID 0, 1, 10 support (optional)
• Supports up to four Serial ATA150 drives
Intelligent Platform Management Interface Header
• TYAN Server Management Daughter card
(optional) supports features listed below via
IPMI header
• QLogic Zircon Baseboard Management
Controller (BMC) based on powerful ARM7
• Tailored for IPMI highest 1.5 Spec.
• Supports KCS and BT styles
• Flexible Windows or Linux Management Solution
• Supports RMCP and SNMP protocols
• Supports ASF standard and EMP
• I2C serial multi-master controllers and UARTs
• Build-in IPMB connector
• Remote power on/off and reset support

• AMI BIOS 8.0 on 4Mbit LPC Flash ROM
• Supports ACPI 2.0 and SRAT
• Supports PXE via Ethernet, USB device boot
• SMBIOS 2.3.1, BBS 1.1 compliant
• Headless Operation via serial console redirect
and remote flash
• 48-bit LBA Support

Form Factor
• SSI EEB v3.0 footprint (12"x13"; 304.8x330.2mm)
- fits many Rackmount chassis
• EPS12V/SSI (24pin + 8pin) power connectors
• Serial (one) and VGA (one) connectors
• Stacked USB 1.1 (two) connectors
• Stacked PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors
• Two RJ-45 LAN connectors with LEDs
Red Hot!
AMD Opteron 150
AMD Opteron 250
Utilizing two AMD Opteron processors, the Thunder K8SR (S2881) is the best choice for 1U/2U rackmount servers. The Thunder K8SR (S2881) offers competitive features such as eight DIMM slots for up to 16GB of Registered DDR400 memory, two independent PCI-X buses, onboard ATI RAGE XL graphics, and Serial ATA with RAID support. With strategically located components, the Thunder K8SR (S2881) allows maximum airflow across the motherboard for ideal temperature inside the chassis.