Southampton, UK, 1st November 2015 – SoftIron today announced that, with partners ARM and AMD, they will showcase their new Overdrive 3000 development system at this fall’s biggest gatherings of the ARM and high performance computing (HPC) communities.

Released at the end of September 2015, the Overdrive 3000 has seen strong interest and orders from developers, cloud operators, research institutions and resellers.

“We are delighted to have the chance to showcase this exciting new product” said Norman Fraser, CEO, SoftIron. “The enterprise computing and HPC communities have been crying out for serverclass ARM 64-bit development and test platforms and our Overdrive 3000 product really meets that need”.

Featuring the new eight core AMD Opteron™ A1100 processor, the 1U rack mount system comes pre-installed with Linux, a full GNU tool chain and a range of useful software tools. Enterprise systems based on 64-bit ARMv8 processors are widely expected to disrupt the server market, delivering improved energy efficiency and deployment density, and lowering total cost of ownership for enterprises and data centers. “Increasing the range of CPU options available to IT managers opens exciting new opportunities to complement existing x86 estates with specialized systems tuned for specific workloads,” said Fraser.