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SeaMicro, Inc.
Industry Data center, Rack Storage Hardware
Founded 2007
Founder(s) Andrew Feldman
Anil Rao
Gary Lauterbach
Headquarters Santa Clara, CA, United States
Key people Dhiraj Malik
Services Computer data storage
Parent Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

SeaMicro, Inc. is a subsidiary of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) that specializes in the ultra-dense computer server industry.[1]


In July 2007, Andrew Feldman,[2] Gary Lauterbach[3][4] and Anil Rao founded SeaMicro. Series A investments from Crosslink Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson closed in December 2007.Khosla Ventures led the series B investment round in 2009.[5][6] In 2012, SeaMicro was acquired by AMD for $334 million.[7] SeaMicro servers are used in data centers, such as for the Gene Center at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich for scientific research.[8] In 2013, SeaMicro AMD collaborated with Verizon Communications to power their new cloud services.[9] It has powered Verizon to introduce fine-grained server configuration options that allow for more flexibility in instance-sizing than with rivals such as Amazon and Google by letting administrators select a processor speed between 500 MHz and 2 GHz and scale DRAM up and down in 512 MB increments.


The first product from SeaMicro was the SM10000, along with the SM10000-XE, which achieved Red Hat Certification in 2011 when operating on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.[10] A more recent model, The SeaMicro SM15000 is also designed to support Citrix Xen Servers, VMware ESXi software and both GNU-Linux and Microsoft Windows Operating systems. Specifications of newer versions have reached computing benchmarks of 5 petabytes of storage, 64 CPUs, a 1,000 Virtual machine capacity, and 1.28 Tb/s of bandwidth.[11][12] In addition, the 10U Rack Unit provides a total 2,048 CPU cores, 16 TBs of RAM and data is transferred through a custom "Freedom Fabric" for supercomputers unique to SeaMicro microservers.[13][14] Additional certifications for SeaMicro products include OpenStack Cloud Computing for the Rackspace Private Cloud.

Additional Products include:

  • SM10000-64HD
  • SM15000
  • SM15000-OP


GigaOM: GreenNet 2011: 10 Big Ideas Winners[15]

Silicon Valley/ San Jose Journal: Best Emerging Cleantech Company 2011[16]

2011 Best Electronic Design Winners: Computer Category[17]

Platts: 2011 Rising Star award[18]

2014 Silver Edison Award[19]


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