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.