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June 24, 2014

AppliedMicro to Showcase X-Gene Server on a Chip

AppliedMicro’s (News - Alert) X-Gene Server on a Chip Solution represents the high end of all ARM processors. It is the first Server-on-a-Chip solution from the company that combines 10/40g mixed signal I/O with top-of-class, ARMv8 64-bit cores developed by AppliedMicro running at up to 2.4 Ghz, with an enterprise-class memory subsystem.

The company recently announced the readiness of the X-Gene server on a Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture for High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads. The X-Gene Server on a Chip platform is a completely new, grounds-up server processor architecture tailored for the emerging growth of cloud computing and next-generation data centers.

According to the company, the X-Gene platform delivers on the high performance, low power and low total cost of ownership (TCO) requirements driving today's enterprise and cloud markets. It even eliminates the need for other discrete chips including I/O controller hub, NIC (News - Alert), baseboard management controller.

Dr. Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro said that the X-Gene's ability to address segments of the HPC market that have traditionally utilized high-powered microprocessors, speaks to the performance and efficiency of X-Gene's robust out-of-order custom ARMv8-A cores designed from the ground-up.

"Demanding HPC workloads are now able to take advantage of X-Gene's wide memory subsystem and integrated high-speed I/O," Gopi added.

X-Gene platforms and hardware have been used over the past 2 years by leading OS and applications vendors to develop enterprise-grade Open Source (News - Alert) software that is expected to ship with leading server OEMs.

Simon Segars, CEO, ARM said that the performance and flexibility of X-Gene's ARMv8-A implementation of enterprise-class processor cores, integrated with high-speed analog and mixed-signal IP, can accelerate the adoption of more efficient solutions for high-performance computing.

AppliedMicro and its partners plan to showcase the X-Gene running HPC workloads throughout the week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.  

Applied Micro Circuits (News - Alert) Corporation is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers, with its corporate headquarters located in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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