The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor is the industry's first and highest performing 8-core embedded processor that addresses the demanding needs of embedded enterprise markets including telecommunications, storage, network security, and medical imaging. These applications require a high performance, balanced system architecture and the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor meets the need. Delivering high-performance throughput for data communication systems requires high memory bandwidth to manage the router tables and exceptional I/O bandwidth to deliver the network payload. The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor is the only processor with 4 channels of DDR3 memory and up to 12 DIMMs per CPU for the highest available memory bandwidth peak 42.7GB/s at DDR3-1333. AMD's Direct Connect Architecture 2.0 continues to deliver a balanced approach to raw processing power, memory performance, I/O throughput, power efficiency, and scalability. The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor is fully software and virtualization compatible with previous generation AMD Opteron processors and adds new features to innovations like AMD Virtualization technology, which can help customers maximize embedded system efficiency, security and provide new innovative embedded system architectures.