AMD (NYSE:AMD)  has introduced new home servers based on the AMD LIVE! Home Media Server solution. The HP MediaSmart Server, powered by AMD64 technology and Microsoft Windows Home Server software, offers consumers and small or home offices a centralized location to store and remotely access PC files and digital content.

A study by analyst firm IDC shows that the number of broadband, multi-PC networked households will reach 150 million worldwide by 2010. The HP MediaSmart Server protects and centralizes digital files, regardless of media format or device used.

"As a growing number of consumers shift their media collections from hard copies to digital files, the need for adequate storage and file sharing solutions becomes even more important," IdaRose Sylvester, senior research analyst at IDC, said in a statement. "Solutions that allow customers to successfully consolidate, manage and protect their burgeoning digital media collections will be in high demand."