AMD and Canonical team up to present "one of the industry’s easiest ways to deploy an OpenStack private cloud"-- an OpenStack-based solution packing a SeaMicro SM1500 server running on Ubuntu LTS 14.04.
The system is actually the evolution of an earlier Canonical idea, the so-called Ubuntu Orange Box. Presented at the OpenStack Summit, the Orange Box is a cloud in a box built from consumer-grade components. The AMD-Canonical announcement takes the idea and builds it with enterprise-grade hardware, namely the SeaMicro SM1500 server packing 10 rack units with 512 CPU cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking, 5 petabytes of storage and 1.28TB high-performance Freedom Fabric.
Processor cores come in either AMD Opteron (aka Piledriver core) Xeon E3-1265Lv2 (Ivy Bridge) or Xeon E3-1265Lv3 (Haswell) flavours.