Applied Micro Plots Out X-Gene ARM Server Future

At the Hot Chips 26 conference being hosted in Silicon Valley this week, upstart ARM server chip maker Applied Micro is presenting details on its roadmap for its X-Gene family of 64-bit processors.

August 12, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro’s 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

AppliedMicro, which is making 64-bit ARM processors, will put up to 64 cores in its upcoming X-Gene 3 server chip, said Gaurav Singh, vice president of engineering and product development at the company, during the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California.

August 12, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro’s X-Gene challenges for server processor market

Applied Micro leads the charge to infiltrate the $12 billion server processor market with ARM-based ICs.

August 08, 2014 in Media Coverage

Red Hat Launches ARM Partner Early Access Program for Partner Ecosystem

New program embraces key open standards and practices; enables partner collaboration around datacenter innovations based on 64-bit ARM® architecture.

July 30, 2014 in Media Coverage

Red Hat Rolls Up Linux For ARM Servers

The great thing about Linux is that it runs on nearly everything, and if ARM servers ever take off, they will do so because Linux workloads are ported from X86 and other architectures to run on 64-bit ARM processors. The classic chicken and egg problem is making it difficult for an ARM server ecosystem to develop, and Red Hat is going to help this along with an effort it calls the ARM Partner Early Access Program.

July 30, 2014 in Media Coverage

New chip on the block could give Intel some competition

Applied Micro Circuits is shipping a new low-power server chip that has observers wondering if it could cut into Intel’s top spot in cutting-edge data centers around the world.

July 30, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro ships microserver chips in challenge to Intel

Applied Micro Circuits has begun shipping a new kind of low-power server chip that might challenge heavyweight Intel in cutting-edge data centers.

July 29, 2014 in Media Coverage

New Approaches to Energy Efficient Exascale

In this feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports on approaches to energy efficiency on display at ISC’14.

July 25, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro Can Improve On Big Data Workloads With Upcoming Gen 2 Features

Two key points we are always making to folks we advise are to first, don’t make the mistake thinking ARM-based server SoC’s are like smartphone’s just because they use the same instruction set and two, think beyond the SoC – server architecture is a really big deal. This is certainly the case with new features in Applied Micro Circuit’s X-Gene2 server architecture combined with X-Weave.

July 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

Announcing the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM 64b

In this video from ISC’14, Steve Conway from IDC introduces the Exhibitor Innovation Forum and it’s first speaker, Gaurav Singh from AppliedMicro.

July 12, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro reaps the benefits of X-Gene ARMv8 processors

In 2010, Applied Micro made a strategic decision; courageous or foolhardy, depending upon where you sat in the communications processor world. That decision was to sign an architectural licence for ARM’s 64bit v8 processor cores and to embark on the design of a multicore device.

July 08, 2014 in Media Coverage

Eurotech Combines Applied Micro 64-bit ARM CPUs and NVIDIA GPU Accelerators for HPC

Eurotech, a provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, has teamed up with AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation and NVIDIA to develop a new, original high performance computing (HPC) system architecture that combines extreme density and best-in-class energy efficiency. The new architecture is based on an innovative highly modular and scalable packaging concept.

July 02, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro Readies 64-bit ARM-based SoC for HPC

AppliedMicro has announced the readiness of the X-Gene Server on a Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8-Aarchitecture for High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads.

July 02, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro’s Gaurav Singh to launch X-Gene ARM 64-bit CPU at ISC’14

At ISC’14 in Leipzig, Gaurav Singh, Vice President of Technical Stragegy at AppliedMicro talked to Primeur Magazine about X-Gene, the world’s first ARM 64-bit CPU.

June 25, 2014 in Media Coverage

NVIDIA Launches first 64-bit ARM Development Systems for High Performance Computing

They can tackle HPC-class workloads when paired with GPU accelerators using the NVIDIA CUDA 6.5 parallel programming platform, which supports 64-bit ARM processors. - See more at: http://www.pcquest.com/pcquest/news/216611/nvidia-launches-bit-arm-development-systems-high-performance-computing-hpc#sthash.TIMcK19W.dpuf

June 25, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro shows off production OEM X-Gene servers

There was only one real question about ARM based servers remaining and AppliedMicro just answered it, “When can you buy them?” At ISC 14 they were showing off production X-Gene boxes and gave definitive timetables for several key bits so the answer is, “Now”.

June 25, 2014 in Media Coverage

NVIDIA expands ARM64 support, now ready for high performance computing

NVIDIA and ARM Holdings are hoping to revolutionize the supercomputing industry with new high-performance servers that combine NVIDIA’s Tesla graphics card and 64-bit ARM CPUs.

June 24, 2014 in Media Coverage

GAME ON: NVIDIA brings GPUs to 64-bit ARM servers

ARM’s march into data centres and the world’s most demanding applications has taken a major stride forward with GPU king NVIDIA throwing its weight behind ARM server-makers by releasing a version of its CUDA parallel programming platform that works with the architecture.

June 24, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro X-Gene ARM Waves The 64-Bit Banner

Applied Micro, which has three generations of its X-Gene processors in different stages of development and production, has become the standard bearer for ARM’s entry into the server market because it is first out the door with a 64-bit design.

June 24, 2014 in Media Coverage

NVIDIA and Partners Develop GPU-accelerated ARM64 Servers for HPC

NVIDIA is seeing progress in leverage its GPU accelerators in supercomputers. Multiple server vendors are now developing 64-bit ARM development systems integrating its NVIDIA GPU processors for high performance computing (HPC). The new ARM64 servers feature Applied Micro X-GeneARM64 CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

ARM 64-bit chips move beyond iPhone into servers

Small server makers Cirrascale and E4 Engineering will be the first to ship 64-bit ARM servers

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

Nvidia opens CUDA to server vendors to push 64-bit ARM cores in HPC market

NVIDIA HAS RELEASED CUDA - its code that lets developers run their code on GPUs - to server vendors in order to get 64-bit ARM cores into the high performance computing (HPC) market.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

Mellanox Announces Switch-IB 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch

Mellanox today announced its forthcoming Switch-IB, slated to be the first 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution available on the market. In addition to the new 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution, Mellanox announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions are being optimized to support the AppliedMicro X-Gene 64-bit ARM server platform.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

GPUs Add Up For ARM Chips In HPC

The first wave of credible 64-bit ARM processors are coming to market late this year or early next, and as is usually the case, the high-performance computing community is getting first crack at figuring out how these chips might be deployed to run various kinds of simulations more efficiently or cost effectively.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

ARM teams up with Nvidia to take on supercomputing market

ARM and its partners continue to push their low-power chips into new markets with the launch of ARM-based systems aimed at high performance computing.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

ARM Partners With Nvidia For Supercomputers

ARM-based chips are looking to take a share of the datacenter market from Intel and HPC with their new HPC hyperscale systems

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

NVIDIA GPUs Open the Door to ARM64 Entry into High Performance Computing

NVIDIA today announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA® GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC). Featuring AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM64 CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla® K20 GPU accelerators, the new ARM64 servers will provide customers with an expanded range of efficient, high-performance computing options to drive compute-intensive HPC and enterprise data center workloads.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

Firms Look to Loosen Intel’s Supercomputing Grip

The latest push to loosen Intel’s hold on machines called supercomputers is being fueled by technology from ARM Holdings PLC, whose licensees supply the vast majority of chips used in smartphones and tablets. Applied Micro Circuits Corp., one of several companies developing ARM chips for server systems, announced plans Monday to market components for larger scientific machines, too.

June 23, 2014 in Media Coverage

Nvidia thinks ARM is ready for the high performance computing market

Nvidia has teamed up with ARM to offer a combo of graphics processors and ARM-based CPUs for the high performance computing market. But is ARM ready to take on HPC?

June 22, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro: X-Gene On Track, Says Ascendient, Caution on Networking

Ascendient Capital Markets‘s Cody Acree today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of chip maker Applied Miro Circuits after meeting with CEO Paramesh Gopi and CFO Doug Ahrens.

June 18, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro outlines hyperscale challenges from data center and cloud infrastructure

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed fabless semiconductor company producing computing and connectivity IC chips, has built brand new flagship server chips X-Gene product lines and the ecosystem. It has made it clear they intend to watch the market developed formany years and witnessed not only how data center demands has developed, but also how companies compete amid increased competition in current hyperscale challenges.

June 03, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro and Canonical Demo Production Software on 64-bit ARM Server

Applied Micro Circuits and Canonical demonstrated for the first time a production software deployment on 64-bit ARM architecture at an event in Taipei Friday.

May 30, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro to crank up mobile chips to 16 cores for servers

AppliedMicro is sharing details about its X-Gene 2 and X-Gene 3 ARM server chips ahead of Computex

May 30, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro, Canonical claim the first ARM 64-bit server production software deployment

Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.

May 28, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro Up 5%: All Eyes on X-Gene

Shares of chip maker Applied Micro Circuits today rose 47 cents, or almost 5%, to close at $10.26, after the company yesterday afternoon missed Q4 revenue expectations but delivered a surprise profit per share, and talked up progress in its forthcoming server computer chip, “X-Gene.”

April 25, 2014 in Media Coverage

Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS

Canonical has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution will be available in two days.

April 16, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro Circuits Coverage Initiated at Evercore Partners (AMCC)

Investment analysts at Evercore Partners initiated coverage on shares of Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ:AMCC) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, AmericanBankingNews.com reports.

April 02, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro Circuits: X-Gene Can Double Revenue, Says Evercore

Shares of chip maker Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) are up 57 cents, or 5.5%, at $10.89, after Evercore Partners’s Michael Lucarelli today starts the stock at Overweight, writing that the company’s forthcoming “X-Gene” microprocessor for servers “offers investors a unique opportunity to partake in the potentially high growth (and lucrative) low power (LP) server market.”

April 02, 2014 in Media Coverage

240Gbps Ethernet/OTN PHYs for carrier and data center connectivity

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has unveiled 240Gbps Ethernet/Optical Transport Network (OTN) smart PHY family of devices for Carrier-Ethernet and data center connectivity applications.

March 24, 2014 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro Touts X-Gene’s Lead, Predicts Decline of Intel Server Dominance

Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), which has made a name for itself in transceiver chips for ethernet, among other things, today offered me an update on their “X-Gene” processor, which, as the company sees it, is the first 64-bit chip forserver computers based on ARM Holdings (ARMH) technology to enter the market.

March 13, 2014 in Media Coverage

At OFC, Applied Micro Launches Optical Networking Devices

At the OFC 2014 Optical Networking conference in San Francisco this week Applied Micro launched a 240Gbps Optical Transport Network smart PHY family of devices.

March 12, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro Gearbox II Preps Data Centers For 100 Gbps

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, or AppliedMicro, has announced the newest addition to its X-Weave series of optical and copper connectivity interfaces. According to the company, The Multi-Link Gearbox 2 (MLG) is the world’s first Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and MLG compliant device.

March 11, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro to Demo its X-Weave Connectivity Technologies for Data Center and Networks

As a specialist in providing computing and connectivity solutions for cloud infrastructure and data centers, AppliedMicro provides silicon solutions that are cost effective. The highlights of the demonstration are the OIF-compliant Multi-Link gearbox and the 240G high density smart PHY, said officials.

March 11, 2014 in Media Coverage

Xen 4.4 Brings Greater Virtualization Support to ARM

Server makers and Web-based companies looking to build low-power ARM-based servers are getting more support with the release of the latest version of the Xen hypervisor.

March 10, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro delivers world’s first OIF-compliant 100G/10G multi-link gearbox (MLG)

​Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, also known as AppliedMicro, today announced the Multi-Link Gearbox (MLG), the first of its kind, designed to significantly lower the cost and complexity of interconnects for next-generation cloud computing and data center environments. The second generation Gearbox from AppliedMicro is the newest member of its X-Weave product family and the world’s first Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and MLG compliant device.

March 05, 2014 in Media Coverage

AppliedMicro demos OIF-compliant 100G/10G multi-link gearbox chip

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) has unveiled the Multi-Link Gearbox II (MLG), which is designed to significantly lower the cost and complexity of interconnects for next-generation cloud computing and data center environments. The chip is the first to comply with the latest MLG implementation agreement from the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), the company asserts.

March 04, 2014 in Media Coverage

What’s the future of the data center? The big list of thought leadership perspective

As detailed in a recent article on Wikibon, “Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises.” Data centers have enabled the enterprise to do much more with much less, both in terms of physical space and the time required to create and maintain mission-critical information.

March 04, 2014 in Media Coverage

ISSCC: 64bit ARM v8 and POWER8

A highlight of this year’s ISSCC is an insight into ARM‘s 64bit v8 architecture, courtesy of California’s Applied Micro.

February 13, 2014 in Media Coverage

Video: Applied Micro Presents Server on a Chip

Data Center Knowledge chats with the Applied Micro team, who were at the Open Compute Summit V in San Jose. The video features Michael Major, vice president corporate marketing, and Kumar Sankaran, senior director of embedded systems, who shows us the X-Gene, which is a high performance enterprise class ARMv8 64-bit Server SOC.

February 11, 2014 in Media Coverage

Dell Unveils Proof-of-Concept ARM-Based Server

The proof-of-concept, which is powered by Applied Micro’s 64-bit X-Gene ARM chip, is part of Dell’s larger effort to collaborate “with ARM developers and vendors on future 64-bit designs in order to accelerate the maturation of the ARM ecosystem,” he wrote. “As the ARM server ecosystem is still developing, our focus has been on enabling developers and customers to create code and test performance with 64-bit ARM microservers in order to foster broad-based adoption.”

February 05, 2014 in Media Coverage

ARM Opens Up With New Platform Standard For SoCs

Says new 64-bit server specs, designed with friends, could drive innovation and deployment in the data center

January 29, 2014 in Media Coverage

Calxeda’s done, but ARM’s days in the data center might only be getting started

Calxeda might have failed in its quest to sell servers built with ARM-based processors, but there are plenty of people who are confident the ARM architecture will find a home in the data center. In fact, AppliedMicro CEO Paramesh Gopi recently argued as companies like his begin selling brawnier 64-bit ARM processors (as opposed to the 32-bit processors often referred to as “cell phone chips”), the server industry is going to see demand for them blow up.

December 23, 2013 in Media Coverage

Appliedmicro Offers First Development Kit with 64-bit ARM Server Chip

Developers who want to work with one of the first 64-bit ARM server chips can now order an AppliedMicro board with its X-Gene chip.

December 17, 2013 in Media Coverage

Western Digital My Book Live Duo review

Our My Book Live Duo test unit came preloaded with dual 2TB hard drives (4TB total), though you can also get a 6TB or 8TB version. The drives are also removable, so you can upgrade or change them yourself if desired. The specs are lower than many of its competitors, however, with an Applied Micro APM82181 CPU running at 800MHz and 256MB of RAM. On the plus side this means it uses very little juice, drawing just 13W in use. It has a single Gigabit Ethernet connection, as well as a single USB 2.0 port. It uses passive cooling, so make sure it’s in a well-vented area with nothing on top.

December 03, 2013 in Media Coverage

Processors Focus on Data Center at ISSCC

Applied Micro’s paper will detail X-Gene, which is aimed at micro-server applications. X-Gene is an implementation of the ARMv8 instruction set architecture and its 64-bit capability. In contrast to the Intel processor, the ARM SoC is implemented in a relatively modest 40-nm manufacturing process and includes eight cores running at up to 3.0GHz clock frequency. However, the abstract tips that X-Gene comprises four pairs of cores, suggesting strongly that X-Gene is implementing a form of big-little architecture. The fact that the chip operates at 0.9V and consumes 4.5W also attests to the importance of energy efficiency in data center and server applications.

November 07, 2013 in Media Coverage

Markets Cheer Applied Micro’s Latest Launch

In an attempt to gain greater market share, computing and connectivity solutions provider Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC - Analyst Report) has been launching different products and solutions at regular intervals. The latest announcement of a product launch on Oct 30 helped the shares gain 4.5% on Thursday.

November 04, 2013 in Media Coverage

Markets Cheer Applied Micro’s Latest Launch

In an attempt to gain greater market share, computing and connectivity solutions provider Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) has been launching different products and solutions at regular intervals. The latest announcement of a product launch on Oct 30 helped the shares gain 4.5% on Thursday.

November 04, 2013 in Media Coverage

ARM TechCon 2013: Oracle, ARM expand collaboration on servers, Internet of Things

In Nandini’s keynote, Oracle showed a roadmap to port the Oracle JDK for Linux on 64-bit ARMv8 servers in the 2015 time frame, preceded by an extended early access program. We expect this binary to have full feature parity with Oracle JDK on other platforms, and be available under the same royalty-free license. This effort has been going on for some time, but is now accelerated due to availability of hardware from Applied Micro. Oracle will be working with Applied Micro on the ARMv8 port, and on optimizing Java for their X-Gene products.

October 31, 2013 in Media Coverage

Dell shows off first 64-bit ARM server

The company is demonstrating its first 64-bit ARM microserver at this week’s TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California. The machine runs the Fedora version of Linux on an ARM processor from AppliedMicro with a 16-port SAS storage storage system provided by PMC-Sierra. Dell plans to deliver a proof of concept model with the AppliedMicro chip sometime in early 2014.

October 31, 2013 in Media Coverage

HP to Ship 64-Bit ARM-Based Moonshot Server in 2014

Hewlett-Packard next year reportedly will ship the first of its low-power Project Moonshot servers running on 64-bit ARM-based processors from Applied Micro.

October 30, 2013 in Media Coverage

HP hopes to make internet more sustainable with three new Moonshot servers

Moonshot promises to fill the needs of the information superhighway with less power, less space and less complexity. The new infrastructure hasn’t seen much play outside of HP’s own labs, but that’s about to change…

October 29, 2013 in Media Coverage

ARM TechCon Preview: Dell Enables 64-bit ARM Ecosystem Development

We’re pleased to share that the Dell Data Center Solutions team is bringing together our ARM ecosystem partners AppliedMicro, ARM Holding, PMC, and Red Hat at ARM TechCon for our first demonstration of the readiness of 64-bit ARM technology to enable customers to power real world workloads.

October 28, 2013 in Media Coverage

Dell to Show its First 64-bit ARM Server This Week

Dell will give its first public demonstration of a 64-bit ARM server this week, the latest step in an industrywide effort to build servers based on low-power chips like those used in smartphones. Dell will show a server based on a 64-bit ARM processor from AppliedMicro running the Fedora version of Linux and hooked up to a storage system from PMC-Sierra, Dell said.

October 28, 2013 in Media Coverage

Dell to demo 64-bit ARM server

Dell will demonstrate a 64-bit ARM server running Fedora as it stumps for its hyperscale data center unit. The demonstration, which will happen at the ARM TechCon conference, includes chip company AppliedMicro, ARM, PMC and Red Hat.

October 28, 2013 in Media Coverage

Dell to show its first 64-bit ARM server this week

Dell will show a server based on a 64-bit ARM processor from AppliedMicro running the Fedora version of Linux and hooked up to a storage system from PMC-Sierra, Dell said.

October 28, 2013 in Media Coverage

Tech’s Top Turnaround Artists

Before: Applied Micro’s total return was down 69.9 percent in the two years before the company announced Paramesh Gopi would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500’s total return was down 39.2 percent during that same period.

After: Since Gopi’s appointment in January 2009, Applied Micro’s stock had a total return of 231.2 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 128.1 percent during the same period.

October 17, 2013 in Media Coverage

Intel faces threat from tiny Sunnyvale upstart

Even as it reels from the slowdown in personal-computer chip sales, Intel (INTC) faces a new and worrisome threat from a growing group of rivals led by a puny Sunnyvale upstart.

October 01, 2013 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro CEO: X-Gene SoC Is X-Factor in Microservers

Applied Micro, a smaller vendor whose executives in 2011 announced they would come out with the industry’s first 64-bit ARM-based SoC by the end of last year. With the market heating up now and Intel and other ARM vendors outlining their plans for chips for dense, low-power servers, Applied Micro officials are looking to press what they say is an 18-month advantage over those competing ARM partners.

September 03, 2013 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro’s SoCs: A Super Hit? - Analyst Blog

Applied Micro has gained a formidable position in the server solutions and wireless market, fuelled by its advanced and innovative technologies. The company has shipped over two million embedded processors to Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) - a provider of premium Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) services of advanced wireless communications products to service providers.

July 29, 2013 in Media Coverage

Linaro Connect Europe 2013 (LCE13) Hosts First Demonstration of KVM on AppliedMicro’s ARM(R) 64-bit

The demonstration showed KVM ARMv8 64-bit based virtualization on the AppliedMicro X-C1 hardware platform, featuring the company’s X-Gene Server on a Chip™ silicon solution. This solution consists of eight ARMv8 64-bit processors running four SMP Linux guest VMs (two ARMv7 32-bit and two ARMv8 64-bit guests) with web servers running concurrently on each VM using VirtIO-based network virtualization. The web servers delivered HTML web pages with varying graphical content.

July 26, 2013 in Media Coverage

Computex 2013: MiTAC Announces High Density 7-Star ARMv8-Powered Server

During Computex, MiTAC announced a new high density “7-Star” ARMv8 server. Aimed at the enterprise market, the 7-Star platform is a 4U server that holds up to 18 compute cards. Each compute card contains an eight-core ARMv8-based X-Gene processor from AppliedMicro, two DDR3 DIMM slots, and space for two 2.5”/3.5” internal storage drives (SSD or HDD). The compute cards use a 10G SFP+ and a single Gigabit Ethernet port for networking purposes.

June 04, 2013 in Media Coverage

Applied Micro’s X-Gene SoC Will Be Used In HP Project Moonshot Servers

A recent press release from AppliedMicro (Applied Micro Circuits Corporation) announced that the company’s X-Gene server on a chip technology would be used in an upcoming HP Project Moonshot server.

April 19, 2013 in Media Coverage