Earlier in the year we have a good look at the first ever Arm Neoverse-N1 CPU in the form s of the Graviton2 from Amazon. Whilst that chip was great – it wasn’t really a true competitor in the market as it was availably only to Amazon’s cloud business. Today’s release of the new Ampere Computing Altra processors is bound to change that. The Altra is aiming for nothing less than top performance, going all in against AMD and Intel. 80 Neoverse-N1 cores at 3.3GHz and 250W, 8x DDR4-3200, 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes for I/O – the new Altra Q80-33 is the best the Arm world has ever seen, and we’ve put the new chip through its paces.
It’s been a year and a half since Amazon released their first-generation Graviton Arm-based processor core, publicly available in AWS EC2 as the so-called 'A1' instances. While the processor...95 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/10/2020
Several years ago, at a local event detailing a new Arm microarchitecture core, I recall a conversation I had with a number of executives at the time: the goal...69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/3/2020
The drive to putting Arm into the server space has had its ups and downs. We’ve seen the likes of Applied Micro/Ampere, Broadcom/Cavium/Marvell, Qualcomm, Huawei, Fujitsu, Annapurna/Amazon, and even...55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/23/2019
Amazon Announces Graviton2 SoC Along With New AWS Instances: 64-Core Arm With Large Performance Uplifts
We only recently reported on the story that Amazon are designing a custom server SoC based on Arm’s Neoverse N1 CPU platforms, only for Amazon to now officially announce...43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/3/2019
Amazon Web Services’s CPU design unit is working on a new multi-core processor for AWS servers. The new CPU is said to use Arm’s new Neoverse N1 architecture and...12 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019
Anybody following the industry over the last decade will have heard of Arm. We best know the company for being the enabler and providing the architecture as well as...109 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/20/2019