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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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 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
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
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
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