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X-Gene 3 Processor Underscores Readiness for Next-Generation Data Centers
March 08, 2017 in Press Releases
Following the Acquisition of AppliedMicro, MACOM’s Compute Business to Deliver Presentation and Showcase Live Demonstrations
March 01, 2017 in Press Releases
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, and lightwave semiconductor products, today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) (“AppliedMicro”).
January 26, 2017 in Press Releases
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC) (“AppliedMicro”), a global leader in Connectivity and Computing solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and Data Centers, for approximately $8.36 per share, consisting of $3.25 in cash and 0.1089 MACOM shares per share of AppliedMicro. This price for each share of AppliedMicro represented a 15.4% premium over the company’s closing price of $7.25 on Friday, November 18th. MACOM intends to divest the well-positioned but non-strategic Compute business within the first 100 days of closing.
November 21, 2016 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro will host an expert panel to discuss the growing ecosystem around ARM’s industry-leading ARMv8-A architecture, the prominent role of X-Gene® in driving that growth and the future of ARM-based servers enterprise and mega data centers. The company will also conduct live booth demonstrations at this year’s conference.
October 24, 2016 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro’s X-Gene and Xilinx Zynq SoCs and MPSoCs displayed at ARM TechCon 2016. The server chip vendor AppliedMicro to host expert panel at ARM TechCon 2016 to discuss a growing system around ARMv8-A architecture which it has used in designing server chips. AppliedMicro is showcasing its X-Gene server processor family at ARM TechCon 2016
October 25, 2016 in Media Coverage
Canonical announced Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph are now commercially available and supported on processors and servers based on 64-bit ARM v8-A architecture. The growing demand in enterprise and Telco markets for ARMv8-A based enterprise solutions are addressed by the availability through this growing collaboration making Ubuntu Openstack and Ceph Storage solutions with Ubuntu Advantage support. Ubuntu’s partners original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would be accompanying ARM and Canonical to assure production grade server systems, storage platforms, and networking solutions are available in the market with Ubuntu Advantage support.
October 20, 2016 in Media Coverage
Software giant Canonical and chip designer ARM have extended their partnership to enable more products to run on ARM-based infrastructure.Canonical had previously offered a version of Ubuntu for 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture, and has now added Ubuntu OpenStack cloud platform and Ceph storage framework to the list.
October 18, 2016 in Media Coverage
One of the frustrating facts about peddling any new technology is that the early adopters that discover a strategic advantage in that technology want to keep that secret all to themselves. Word of mouth and real-world use cases are big factors in the adoption of any new technology, and anything that hampers this actually causes the adoption to move slower than it otherwise might.
October 04, 2016 in Media Coverage
Finally, Santa Clara–based Applied Micro is close to releasing its newest fire-breathing chip for servers, called X-Gene 3. Like X-Gene 1 and 2 before it, X-Gene 3 is ARM-based, competing head-to-head with Intel’s dominant Xeon x86 processors. ARM-based server chips aren’t new anymore, but they are still something of an anomaly. So much Web infrastructure has been built up around x86 servers that it’s hard to displace them, even with the compelling price/performance advantages offered by Applied Micro and others.
September 27, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuit, BrPhotonics and Macom Technology have announced what they claim is the first successful demonstration of 100Gb/s PAM4 single wavelength (lambda) technology over singlemode fibre. The will be showing the technology in AppliedMicro’s Booth, at ECOC 2016 taking place at the CCD Congress (Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany) from Sept. 19-21, 2016.
September 19, 2016 in Media Coverage
Düsseldorf, Germany —Sept. 19, 2016—Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, BrPhotonics and MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI), today announced the world’s first successful demonstration of 100Gb/s PAM4 single wavelength (lambda) technology over single mode fiber. This solution features AppliedMicro’s 16nm FinFET 100Gb/s PAM4 DSP, BrPhotonics’ newest ultra-high bandwidth TFPS modulator and MACOM’s industry leading high bandwidth, low noise transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The successful demonstration illustrates that the complete eco-system for 100Gb/s over a single wavelength technology is ready today, with deployments expected in 2017.
September 19, 2016 in Press Releases
Some small and medium-sized businesses need fast, and flexible storage gear as much as large enterprises. The need to quickly spin up new applications, even without a storage specialist on staff, can drive those demands. The gear for doing so is gradually getting more affordable. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise extended two of its storage product lines into more affordable territory, in one case adopting an ARM processor to help cut the cost of a system.
August 26, 2016 in Media Coverage
ARM’s new supercomputer chip design with vector extensions will be in Japan’s Post-K computer, which will be deployed in 2020.
August 26, 2016 in Media Coverage
HPE has lowered prices for its SMB storage array customers by building an ARM-powered StoreVirtual array, eschewing X86 CPUs, and by bundling some previously optional components into an MSA 2042 product version.
The StoreVirtual 3200, which has a starting price of just over $6,000, has two active:active controllers with failover, powered by 64-bit ARM processors inside a 2U box.
August 15, 2016 in Media Coverage
Santa Clara, Calif. August 15, 2016 – Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has incorporated AppliedMicro’s X-Gene® technology in its new HPE StoreVirtual 3200 virtualized infrastructure solution.
August 15, 2016 in Press Releases
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)— Applied Micro Circuits Corporation(NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI), a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, today announced that UTStarcom has chosen AppliedMicro’s X-Weave® Smart PHY for UTStarcom’s next generation Packet Optical Transport Solution TN705 platform.
July 18, 2016 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro developed the world’s first 100G PAM4 single-wavelength solution for 100G and 400G Ethernet. I talked with Omar Hassen, Associate Vice President of Connectivity Business, about the challenges associated with 100G Ethernet.
July 14, 2016 in Media Coverage
High-speed packet processing is a key requirement for the latest telecom systems based on network virtualization. A significant number of companies are already using 100G packet processors and many will require 400G packet processors within the next year or two. Software compatibility and low power consumption are also key requirements making this combination the challenge for multicore processor suppliers.
This is one of the many key findings in Heavy Reading’s new report, Multicore Processor Survey: 2017 Market Outlook, based on an exclusive worldwide survey that drew responses from 108 professionals that represent 72 different telecom and networking equipment suppliers.
August 02, 2016 in Media Coverage
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) July 11, 2016 —Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that it has adopted 7nm process technology from TSMC, the world’s leading foundry, to enable AppliedMicro’s innovative silicon products for cloud computing and networking applications.
July 11, 2016 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of Mudan, the world’s first full Ceph storage reference platform built on 64-bit ARMv8-A technology using Applied Micro’s X-Gene® Server on a Chip® (SoC) solution at Red Hat Summit 2016. Jointly developed by AppliedMicro and Red Hat, Mudan is an optimized Ceph storage solution to coincide with the upstream release of Ceph 10.2.1 (Jewel) and runs on RHELSA7.2.
June 28, 2016 in Press Releases
By Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group
AppliedMicro’s new X-Gene 3 processor design combines 32 ARMv8-compatible CPU cores to deliver an estimated 550 SPECint_rate, competitive with the performance of today’s fastest Xeon E5 processors. With eight DDR4 memory channels, X-Gene 3 even outclasses Xeon E5 in memory bandwidth, making it well suited to memory-intensive applications. AppliedMicro expects to sample the new design in 2H16, leading to production shipments in 2H17, about the same schedule as for Intel’s Skylake server products.
June 27, 2016 in Blog
In the Moscone Center North at the ARM Ecosystem Showcase Booth No. 129F, AppliedMicro and Red Hat will showcase the world’s first full Ceph storage reference platform on 64-bit ARM technology using AppliedMicro’s X-Gene®-based ARMv8 Server on a Chip® (SoC) solution. The Ceph platform will run on RHELSA 7.2 and will be available with the Ceph Jewel early access release.
June 27, 2016 in Press Releases
In Tor Ost/East Gate – Hall 3 at Booth No. 1332, AppliedMicro will showcase its industry-leading X-Gene® solutions designed to meet the unique needs of high performance computing and enterprise environments. Specifically, the company will be:
· Presenting features and performance specifications for X-Gene 3, AppliedMicro’s flagship Sever on a Chip® processor
· Showcasing X-Gene-based HPC platforms developed by AppliedMicro’s ODM partners
· Showcasing X-Gene-based storage platform
June 15, 2016 in Press Releases
Traffic is a problem, not just on the streets, but also in the datacenter where demand for bandwidth is outstripping capacity. On the street, it is difficult to raise performance because raising the speed limit and shrinking or space between the cars can bring both more capacity, but also more challenges; it’s a physics problem more than anything else. Datacenter networks are facing their own physics problems, but in a much grander scale, something Applied Micro Circuits (AppliedMicro) is working to solve.
May 31, 2016 in Media Coverage
There has been a lot of buzz in the industry over the last several years about ARM Holdings’ and its partners’ plans to go after the datacenter market with a particular focus on servers. Companies like Advanced Micro Devices, Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AppliedMicro), Cavium, and Qualcomm, are now in various stages of product development with ARM-based server SoCs. AppliedMicro was the first to ship ARM server chips.
May 14, 2016 in Media Coverage
Insatiable demand from Internet content providers with hyperscale data centers for network bandwidth is pushing 400GE as the next speed. Cost-effective deployment of 400GE in the data center will require single-lambda solutions with PAM4 modulation. In this webinar, Dr. Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro, Omar Hassen, associate vice president, connectivity products of AppliedMicro and Simon Stanley, analysts at large at Heavy Reading, will discuss the readiness and deployment timeframe of the 400GE silicon, module and switch ecosystem.
May 12, 2016 in Press Releases
But it looks like ARM server chip maker Applied Micro is aiming to do just that with its X-Gene 3 chip, which we profiled last November when its architecture was announced. Applied Micro has reached for this lofty goal before, with its X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2 processors, but it appears that their its third generation of custom core system on chip processors will deliver performance that is “well within range of Xeon E5 products,” according to a recently released report by the Linley Group, publisher of The Microprocessor Report.
April 28, 2016 in Media Coverage
Last week AppliedMicro (APM) and the Linley Group released a white paper detailing the performance goals of APM’s X-Gene 3 server chips that are due for release in H2 2017. In this white paper it becomes clear that APM believes that their 32 core ARMv8 server chip will be competitive with Intel’s current Broadwell-based Xeon E5 chips.
April 25, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro’s new server SoC X-Gene 3 has 32 ARMv8-compatible CPU cores in a single socket to deliver performance competitive with mainstream high-end Xeon E5/ E7 processors in a similar TDP envelope.
April 22, 2016 in Media Coverage
But Thursday brought some bad news for Qualcomm if it hopes to become an early winner in the fledgling ARM server chip market. Research company Linley Group released a white paper that rated AppliedMicro’s X-Gene 3 ARM chip favorably against Intel’s Xeon E5.
April 21, 2016 in Media Coverage
AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced performance targets for the company’s next-generation Server-on-a-Chip® solution, X-Gene® 3. AppliedMicro’s new X‑Gene 3 processor design combines 32 high performance ARMv8-compatible CPU cores in a single socket to deliver performance competitive with mainstream high-end Xeon E5/E7 processors in a similar TDP envelope. With eight DDR4 memory channels, X‑Gene 3 even outclasses Xeon E5 in memory bandwidth, making it well suited to hyperscale workloads, such as in-memory databases, big data, machine learning, web search and HPC.
April 21, 2016 in Press Releases
Keynote Session: ARM-based Servers: A Market and Product Update
Dr. Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro, and Linley Gwennap, president of The Linley Group, will share this keynote presentation. Dr. Gopi will reveals performance characteristics for X-Gene 3, AppliedMicro’s flagship server processor. Mr. Gwennap shares his view of data center demand for ARM-based processors, as well as his opinions regarding required performance characteristics to facilitate wide-scale adoption.
April 14, 2016 in Videos
As a leading independent industry analyst, Mr. Gwennap discusses his view of data center demand for ARM-based processors as well as his opinions regarding the required performance characteristics ARM-based servers will need to demonstrate to facilitate wide-scale adoption.
April 14, 2016 in Blog
Dr. Paramesh Gopi discusses X-Gene® 3, AppliedMicro’s flagship processor in his presentation “X-Gene 3: Performance with Maturity.” During his presentation, Dr. Gopi reveals performance and power characteristics for X-Gene 3. Dr. Gopi also explains how the the evolution of the X-Gene family of processor products makes it the only multi-generation, field-tested, enterprise-hardened ARM-based server processor in the market.
April 14, 2016 in Blog
AppliedMicro will present at Open Server Summit 2016 addressing scale-out server adoption and substantial progress toward next-generation X-Gene® 3 server platforms.
April 13, 2016 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation demonstrated the world’s first 100G PAM4 single wavelength solution for 100G and 400G Ethernet at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) in Anaheim. “Demand for 100G Ethernet is being driven by cloud services and hyperscale data centres,” said Omar Hassen, associate vice president of connectivity business, AppliedMicro.
April 04, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. has used OFC 2016 to show off what it asserts is the first 100G PAM4 single-wavelength silicon. The communications semiconductor company believes the silicon will find use for 400 Gigabit Ethernet applications, as well as for 100-Gbps QSFP28 modules.
March 31, 2016 in Media Coverage
The openSUSE Build Service (OBS) has a long history dating back to January 2007, when it was first announced. For the majority of its lifespan, OBS has enabled developers to easily build Linux packages for x86, but in recent years, ARM has become increasingly important. OBS has now officially gained access to a new 64-BIT ARM capability, courtesy of Applied Micro, which donated a number of servers for development. OBS enables developers to build packages in any number of formats for different Linux distributions.
March 30, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ:AMCC) has used OFC 2016 to show off what it asserts is the first 100G PAM4 single-wavelength silicon. The communications semiconductor company believes the silicon will find use for 400 Gigabit Ethernet applications (a 4x100G PSM4-like approach is one of the PMDs; see “IEEE P802.3bs Task Force adopts serial 100G for 400 Gigabit Ethernet”), as well as for 100-Gbps QSFP28 modules.
March 24, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate the world’s first 100G PAM4 single wavelength solution for 100G and 400G Ethernet at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC). Attendees of OFC, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. March 20 – 24, 2016 can view live demonstrations of the technology in booth No. 3257.
March 22, 2016 in Press Releases
Kumar Sankaran, associate vice president, software and platform engineering at AppliedMicro, will deliver a presentation about OCP on 64-bit ARM using X-Gene® on Thursday, March 10 at 11-11:15 a.m. PST in the Expo Hall Grand Ballroom. At the company’s booth No. C11, attendees can view a variety of live demos that will highlight the company’s industry-leading technology designed to meet the unique needs of cloud and enterprise data centers.
When it comes to data centers, many of the providers of hosting services often have proprietary hooks that, for all intents and purposes, wind up locking IT organizations into a specific facility. … At the Open Compute Project Summit this week, Vapor IO announced that with the release of version 1.2 of OpenDCRE, it is now providing support for the Open Compute Project (OCP) led by Facebook, as well as servers from AppliedMicro and modular data center infrastructure from BASELAYER.
March 11, 2016 in Media Coverage
As will no doubt be evident at this year’s OFC, the strong demand in 100G Ethernet is being driven by cloud services and hyperscale data centers. Data center customers are demanding a steep downward trajectory in the cost of 100G pluggable transceivers. Existing 100G module MSAs (Multi-Source Agreements) such as PSM4 and CWDM4 have limited capacity for cost reduction due to the cost of the fiber (PSM4) and the large number of components (both PSM4 & CWDM4). Similarly, two-lambda PAM4 (2x50G) trades off some optical components for a more expensive DSP and will struggle to improve upon the cost of CWDM4.
March 11, 2016 in Blog
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that Wistron Corporation, a leading ODM company supplying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products, services and systems to global customers, has selected AppliedMicro’s X-Gene® 1 server CPU for its X5 multi-services 5U chassis platform design.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) and Vapor IO say they are working together to port the latter’s Open Data Center Runtime Environment (OpenDCRE) on the former’s 4-node OCP compliant 2U X-Gene 2 server platform.
AppliedMicro said Wednesday that Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron will use the company’s X-Gene 1 ARM server CPU in the X5 server platform. The 5U chassis server design is compliant with Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP). OCP launched in 2011 with the goal of developing servers and data centers with a model traditionally associated with open source software projects. The foundation and engineering community involved in the project work to innovate hardware designs at scale.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and Vapor IO, provider of the world’s first intelligent, hyper-modular data center solution, today announced a collaboration to deploy Vapor IO’s Open Data Center Runtime Environment (OpenDCRE) on AppliedMicro’s 4-node OCP compliant 2U X-Gene® 2 server platform. The ½ width 1U form factor server platform integrates AppliedMicro’s X-Tend™ interconnect technology, which enables multiple generations of X-Gene SoCs to be seamlessly connected making it suitable for all scale-out and most scale-up applications.
There has been a lot of buzz in the industry over the last several years about ARM Holdings ’ and its partners’ plans to go after the datacenter market with a particular focus on servers. Companies like Advanced Micro Devices, AppliedMicro, Cavium CAVM +2.94%, and Qualcomm, are now in various stages of product development with ARM-based server SoCs. AppliedMicro was the first to ship ARM server chips. It has taken many years, but a number of high profile customers in the web services, enterprise, and high performance computing markets are in the midst of ARM server technology evaluations and proof of concept deployments.
March 01, 2016 in Media Coverage
Kontron AG and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) have combined the former’s SymKloud converged infrastructure platform with the latter’s 10GigE modular server designed with two of the latter’s X-Gene system-on-chip (SoC) processors based on the 64-bit ARM v8-A architecture, which the two handily note is “widely known for its server-class performance and mobile-level power efficiency.” The combination is designed explicitly to support operator services delivered on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment supporting SDN and NFV capabilities.
March 01, 2016 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that XS Inc., a leading supplier of customized solutions for enterprise and hyperscale data center customers, has selected AppliedMicro’s X-Gene® 2 server CPU for its next-generation V-Raptor servers.
February 16, 2016 in Press Releases
Traditional telecom data centers relied on function-specific hardware networks to facilitate data flow. But with today’s move towards virtualization, these systems become cumbersome to manage. More data centers are migrating to NFV (network functions virtualization) and SDN (software-defined networking) technologies because of the numerous benefits. Network Function Virtualization is faster, more affordable, and easier to modify, update, and change. This transition to the cloud is considered an evolutionary step for the data industry, and it will add more flexibility to network setups than ever before.
January 27, 2016 in Blog
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of X-Tend™ interconnect technology, enabling multiple generations of X-Gene® SoCs to be connected seamlessly with large, elastic memory pools.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, last week at ARM TechCon announced its third generation Server-on-a-Chip ® solution, X-Gene® 3. X-Gene 3 builds on two generations of enterprise class server on chip products that are currently shipping to leading edge enterprise and data center end customers.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, is collaborating with AppliedMicro on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that the company’s innovative X-Gene® Server-on-a-Chip® solution is the exclusive server platform that will be used to develop UniServer, a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers.
January 25, 2016 in Press Releases
Eurotech, a leading provider of supercomputing and embedded technologies, has announced that their HiVe HPC system is now generally available, not only with x86 CPUs, but also with ARM-64 based processors provided by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in data center computing and connectivity solutions, and China Unicom Labs, a telecommunications leader in China and the world’s fourth largest mobile service provider, today announced a joint testing verification program intended to reduce data center infrastructure acquisition and operational costs.
November 02, 2015 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced a partnership with Vapor IO, provider of the world’s first intelligent, hyper modular data center solution. With this partnership, AppliedMicro’s HeliX® 2 quad-core integrated 64-bit ARM processor will power Vapor IO’s Vapor Edge Controller™ (VEC), an Edge Zone Controller superseding traditional “top-of-rack” controllers by managing a dense physical and logical compute zone within the data center.
September 28, 2015 in Press Releases
E4 Computer Engineering, the leading Italian manufacturer of High Performance Computing (HPC) and enterprise hardware solutions, and AppliedMicro (AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, announced today the results of tests carried out independently on a GPU cluster provided to EnginSoft Italy, a premier global consulting firm in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES).
September 14, 2015 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro will discuss OpenStack deployment on the Applied Micro X-Gene™ -based 64-bit ARM multi-node server cluster using the MaaS infrastructure within Ubuntu, and conducting live demonstrations of X-Gene 1 and 2 at its booth (No. 5).
February 15, 2016 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of the HeliX(TM) 2 Development Kit to support AppliedMicro’s HeliX 2 family of 64-bit multi-core processors.
July 29, 2015 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that TSMC, a leading semiconductor foundry, will leverage AppliedMicro’s innovative X-Gene® processor technology integrated within HP’s Moonshot platform as a cost and power saving option for implementing an open source Memcached solution.
July 21, 2015 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, today announced the newest generation of the ARKA RK003 platform based on AppliedMicro’s X-Gene(R), the industry’s only production 64-bit ARM server processor.
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the growing industry-wide adoption of its end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions. Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches, cables and software are the most efficient interconnect solutions for connecting servers and storage, delivering high throughput, low latency and world leading application performance for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers.
July 13, 2015 in Media Coverage
Firing up the Mont-Blanc prototype in mid-June at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) was a significant milestone in the European effort to base HPC systems on energy efficient architecture. Mont-Blanc program coordinator Filippo Mantovani was quoted in the release announcing the prototype saying, “Now the challenge starts because with this platform we can foresee how inexpensive technologies from the mobile market can be leveraged for traditional scientific high-performance workloads.”
July 07, 2015 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro is well known for delivering high-performance, system-on-chip solutions. Bill Wong recently spoke with Kumar Sankaran, Associate Vice President of Software and Platform Engineering at Applied Micro, about their new HeliX 1 family of embedded processors.
July 01, 2015 in Media Coverage
AppliedMicro will showcase its industry-leading technology designed to meet the unique needs of cloud and enterprise data centers, as well as converged packet and optical networks
March 18, 2015 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro is excited to be at the Red Hat Summit again this year to demonstrate real-world workloads running on 64-bit ARM, and to celebrate a new milestone in our partnership with Red Hat on the journey toward enablement of the ARM 64-bit ecosystem.
June 23, 2015 in Blog
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.
AppliedMicro announced today that it has invited long-time AMCC investor Christopher Zepf to join its Board of Directors. The appointment of the founder and Managing Principal of Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC to the AppliedMicro Board will be formalized at the upcoming directors’ meeting on May 20, 2015.
May 14 - November 04, 2015 in Press Releases
Two announcements this week highlight commercial and academic use of ARM in dense server systems.
April 29, 2015 in Media Coverage
The ARM-based server business is real and we are now seeing the first fruits from early adopters. The Applied Micro X-Gene SoC server processor is the first 64-bit ARM server processor in production and it is showing competitive performance and lower cost of ownership than traditional server deployments for the same function. A recent post for ARM’s earnings on a PayPal deployment and tests by Applied Micro show how X-Gene systems can offer an alternative to standard Intel Xeon server systems today.
April 27, 2015 in Media Coverage
Gigabyte’s server arm has come out with a couple of ‘Server on a Chip’ solutions based around ARM chips. The first is a based around the AppliedMicro X-Gene under the ARMv8-A architecture.
March 27, 2015 in Media Coverage
The datacenter-oriented MP30-AR0 is built around Applied Micro’s X-Gene 1 SoC, an eight-core chip with a 2.4GHz clock speed and 45W TDP.
March 25, 2015 in Media Coverage
The integration offers a lower cost, lower power and more flexible option for organisations, firm claims
March 17, 2015 in Media Coverage
AppliedMicro will hold an in-house press conference with twenty electronics editors from APAC and Europe.
October 14, 2015 in Events
AppliedMicro and TE Connectivity Collaborate to Develop High-Speed Cable Connectivity Solutions for Data Center Networks
March 23, 2015 in Press Releases
I spent the first part of this week at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara where industry leaders came together to collaborate and innovate on next generation scale-out datacenter architectures. There was much discussion at the Summit about what it means to truly be “open” and many provided proof points and demonstrations of initiatives designed to further an open datacenter ecosystem.
March 16, 2015 in Media Coverage
HP’s cartridge-based, hyperscale computing system brings significant server power and high efficiency to a variety of workloads
February 20, 2015 in Media Coverage
Attendees can view a variety of live demonstrations, partner demonstrations and displays.
February 23, 2015 in Press Releases
Program grows to more than 35 participating organizations; completes the hardware enablement phase for multiple silicon designs
February 18, 2015 in Media Coverage
Visit AppliedMicro at booth #4A-537 at Embedded World 2015!
February 24 - February 26, 2015 in Events
Applied Micro will be showing off their 64-bit, 2 GHz HeliX 2 System-on-Chip (SoC). The quad core system is compliant with ARM’s 64-bit V8 architecture.
January 30, 2015 in Media Coverage
HeliX 2 Design Wins Already Secured From Tier-1 Customers
January 27, 2015 in Press Releases
Products like the Applied Micro X-Gene system I mentioned are still early in their lifecycles and far from optimized, meaning performance will only get much better, indeed initial systems are designed for software porting not performance benchmarking.
December 22, 2014 in Media Coverage
There are many impressive network-attached storage (NAS) solutions now on the market, and plenty that come equipped with all manner of bells and whistles. Cost, however, continues to act as a barrier to mainstream adoption, and that’s an obstacle Thecus is hoping to overcome with the new N4310.
December 05, 2014 in Media Coverage
Back at the International Supercomputing Conference in June, supercomputer maker Eurotech dropped some hints about its future water-cooled Aurora systems that would employ a mix of ARM processors and Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerators in a dense form.
November 21, 2014 in Media Coverage
ARMv8-A Architecture Gets Boost With Arrival of World-Leading Allinea DDT
November 18, 2014 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro to Demonstrate ARM(R) 64-bit Low Cost Prototype Platform for Mobile and Cloud Application Development at AnDevCon
November 18, 2014 in Press Releases
E4 Computer Engineering, leading Italian manufacturer of hardware solutions for high performance computing and data center, and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, have announced that the innovative low-power platform ARKA RK003 is now ready to hit the market and will be showcased for the first time at SC14 in New Orleans at E4 Computer Engineering booth #4029 and AppliedMicro booth #1757.
November 12, 2014 in Press Releases
Come see AppliedMicro at booth #1757 at SC14 in New Orleans, LA.
November 17 - November 20, 2014 in Events
Microsoft Corp. is reported to be testing an ARM-based version of Windows Server, according to Bloomberg, which cites unnamed sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Energy consumption has become a constraining feature on the growth of computing systems, such that the industry has shifted its focus from pure performance to performance-per-watt. As a result, there is increased interest in newer chip architectures that emphasize energy efficiency.
AppliedMicro will be presenting during Open Server Summit 2014 being helped at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
November 11 - November 13, 2014 in Events
Roth Capital Partners Analyst Krishna Shankar says Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) is a good play on processors and network accelerators.
October 16, 2014 in Media Coverage
ARM 64-Bit Technology Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance With Ultra-Low Power Consumption to Server Market Customers
October 09, 2014 in Press Releases
The new device, part of the HeliX family, is based on the microarchitectural developments introduced in the X-Gene family for small servers.
October 07, 2014 in Media Coverage
ARM TechCon 2014 proved to be a whirlwind of activity. X-Gene™ was everywhere – a panoply of systems in our booth and partner booths including HP, Dell, Oracle and the Cirrascale/NVIDIA HPC system. The show was also abuzz over the announcement that the HP Moonshot ProLiant m400 Server Cartridge, featuring X-Gene, was released to commercial production.
October 06, 2014 in Blog
At ARM TechCon 2014, Applied Micro (APM) had a very interesting update to their 64-bit ARM v8 product line. They launched two SoC families, HeliX 1 and HeliX 2. Both of them are based on the X-Gene ARMv8 cores developed for servers, but appropriately scaled down to fit in the 8 W - 42 W TDP scenarios for the embedded market.
October 03, 2014 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro showed up at ARM TechCon with a new 64-bit ARM processor called HeliX, an embedded chip aimed at market segments like networking and communications, imaging, storage, and industrial systems.
Applied Micro revealed today that it will ship 64-bit ARM-compatible embedded processors dubbed HeliX sometime next year – leaving behind its legacy PowerPC range of chips.
Users and vendors of ARM-based servers say their biggest need is better support from middleware such as compilers for scripting languages. The systems aim to use an emerging class of relatively power-efficient ARM-based SoCs to grab a slice of a server market currently dominated by Intel’s muscular x86 processors.
HP this week launched new servers made with chips designed by Applied Micro Circuits with intellectual property licensed from ARM. ARM’s supporters, which now include HP say some data centres can be made more cost effective and energy efficient by using them instead of Intel’s server chips.
AppliedMicro is sampling a processor using up to eight ARM 64-bit v8 cores to knock PowerPC and MIPS out of the embedded market. Other embedded processors are to follow next year.
A helix is a twisted curve that occupies a 3D space, and that’s a pretty fitting name for the latest embedded CPU from AppliedMicro (Applied Micro Circuits). This is because this product will be twisted into a lot of places that might not have considered ARM technology in the past, for those who are leaving IBM’s PowerPC and Imagination Technologies Group’s MIPs Architecture.
October 01, 2014 in Media Coverage
HP this week launched new servers made with chips designed by Applied Micro Circuits with intellectual property licensed from ARM, whose energy-efficient technology is ubiquitous in smartphones and tablets.
October 01, 2014 in Media Coverage
Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System.
September 30, 2014 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro and Hewlett-Packard have teamed up to release the first commercially available 64-bit ARMv8 server, the ProLiant m400 cartridge for HP’s Moonshot server framework.
Ubiquitous cloud-enabled smart devices are a driving force behind a major shift in IT infrastructure. Service providers deploying context-rich services to these devices are building massive new datacenter capacity and looking to their vendors to optimize infrastructure for their specific workloads. But given the rapid rate of workload and application evolution, infrastructure optimization will be a continuous process for at least the next few years; optimization demands flexible hardware and software infrastructure.
Come see AppliedMicro at ARM TechCon 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.
October 01 - October 03, 2014 in Events
Michael Dell, founder of Dell, has said the company may use ARM for its mainstream servers. Speaking at the Dell Solutions Summit in Brussels, Dell said: “If ARM works, really works, and costs less, we will use ARM.”
September 18, 2014 in Media Coverage
Today marks the official release of the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit version 6.5, which had previously been only available in its pre-release form.
The engineering-centric Hot Chips conference was held last week in Cupertino. Hot Chips is a successful high-performance chip-centric geekfest of sorts in which presenters show off their new “chips,” and the key requirement is that silicon exists—no vaporware here.
While much of the chip excitement last week came from Intel’s Broadwell announcement, there were a number of other chips discussed in detail at the annual Hot Chips conference, which has tended to focus mostly on chips designed for servers and data centers.
Today we’re excited to announce the release of the CUDA Toolkit version 6.5. CUDA 6.5 adds a number of features and improvements to the CUDA platform, including support for CUDA Fortran in developer tools, user-defined callback functions in cuFFT, new occupancy calculator APIs, and more.
August 20, 2014 in Blog
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 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
ARM TechCon was host to a wide range of Cortex-based microcontrollers and microprocessors…Applied Micro Circuits (Applied Micro) was presenting its 3 generation X-Gene architecture. It is based on ARM’s ARMv8-A architecture and will employ 16-nm FinFET process. The top-end chips will host 32 cores running at speeds up to 3 GHz. There will be a complement of 42 PCI Express Gen 3 lanes as well as eight DDR4-2667 memory channels for a total of 16 DIMMs. This will deliver up to six times the performance of the current X-Gene 2 systems.
November 20, 2015 in Media Coverage
Not only in the personal computing and the smart phone computing platforms, but also in the embedded system development area, there are applications which can leverage 64-bit processor for offering high-performance computing. The latest 64-bit ARM processor core-based SOC chip, Applied Micro’s HeliX 2 family packs a lot of peripherals and other required functions to reduce the external integrated circuits you require in designing 64-bit embedded board.
August 02, 2015 in Media Coverage
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
X-Gene™ 64-bit Processors with NVIDIA GPU Accelerators Deliver Significant Total Cost of Ownership Improvements for HPC Workloads
Highest Density, Lowest Power 10G/40G/100G LAN/WAN/OTN Devices Extend AppliedMicro’s Lead in the Converged Ethernet/OTN Market
March 10, 2014 in Press Releases
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
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
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
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
Applied Micro has taped out the first 16nm finfet PAM4 chip for 400Gbit/sec fibre optic systems, says CEO Paramesh Gopi. “Fibre-optics will move to a mainstream technology in the data centre,” says Gopi. PAM 4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) appears to be the future of Ethernet though there has been some debate about it. Applied Micro is sampling its first PAM4 ICs at the moment and sees mass deployment at the end of next year.
October 21, 2015 in Media Coverage
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
Applied Micro’s next-generation ARM-based X-Gene processor will be a more robust server chip that will offer significant performance gains over its current offerings and will target data center workloads now running on Intel’s mid- and high-level silicon.Applied Micro President and CEO Paramesh Gopi introduced the X-Gene 3 during the second day of ARM’s TechCon 2015 show here Nov. 11, saying that when the system-on-a-chip (SoC) starts shipping in systems in 2017, it will be the only ARM-based chip that can challenge Intel’s dominance in the data center.
November 12, 2015 in Media Coverage
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
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
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
Applied Micro leads the charge to infiltrate the $12 billion server processor market with ARM-based ICs.
August 08, 2014 in Media Coverage
Progress establishing a foothold for the ARM architecture in the red-hot sever sector was evident at the company’s annual conference here. Intel Corp. owns the vast majority of the server processor market today, a business it depends on to offset the decline in PC processor sales and prices. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announced its third-generation ARM-based server SoC, the X-Gene 3 running at up to 3 GHz and made in a 16nm TSMC process will sample late next year. Engineers from EMC and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) suggested they are developing storage systems running on ARM SoCs, and an IT manager from Morgan Stanley said he is testing ARM servers for one of his applications.
November 11, 2015 in Media Coverage
Today at SC15, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation announced a collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.
World’s First Enterprise-Grade Hardware and Software Package Released for Mass Deployment
October 30, 2013 in Press Releases
Continuing to pioneer the transition to 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) in telecommunications and data center networks, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced the TPO215 processor. The device is the industry’s first standalone OTN processor to enable 10 x 10G line cards for OTN cross connect and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS) applications. These applications are seeing tremendous growth as carriers and big data center operators deploy new network technology to meet the ever-increasing demand for network bandwidth, reliability, agility and flexibility.
March 18, 2013 in Press Releases
X-Gene’s Brawny Custom Cores, Wide Memory Bandwidth and High-Speed I/O Provide Compelling Alternative for Server Platforms
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced its X-Gene™ ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip™ product as part of the HP Moonshot System and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem. X-Gene’s mix of high performance and low total cost of ownership (TCO) gives shape to HP’s efforts to develop innovative, energy-efficient server technology optimized to address new enterprise and cloud workloads.
April 09, 2013 in Press Releases
The X-Weave family of products will span 100Gbps to 240Gbps of connectivity with integrated analog I/O for a variety of optical and copper connectivity interfaces. X-Weave spans rack and cluster connectivity within the data center and seamlessly extends to connect multiple data centers together over DWDM optical links. The first product in the family is X12: AppliedMicro’s 28 nanometer, 120G, 12-port Ethernet/OTN “smart PHY” with framer, mapper, and multi protocol DSP-based forward-error correction.
July 24, 2013 in Press Releases
If ARM processors are going to get traction in the datacenter, they will have to do so outside of the conservative glass houses of large enterprises. Applied Micro, one of the upstart makers of server-class 64-bit ARM server chips, knows this, and therefore it is no surprise that the company is on hand at the SC15 supercomputer conference talking up its plans for the future. Applied Micro has two of its X-Gene family of ARM server chips in the field, with the third one on the way. The company is a little bit behind on its rollout, but that is understandable given the complexity of delivering an ARM server chip with brawny cores, as Applied Micro is doing after getting a full architecture license from ARM Holdings, the steward of the ARM instruction set.
November 18, 2015 in Media Coverage
Live Demo Showcasing Rackscale Server Connectivity at OFC 2014
March 03, 2014 in Press Releases
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
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
AppliedMicro to Discuss X-Gene 2, Its 28nm ARMv8-A 64-Bit Server-on-a-Chip™ Solution
August 07, 2014 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced that its embedded Server on a Chip™ (SoC) products have gained significant traction in the Consumer Premise Equipment (CPE) and enterprise markets, and has shipped over two million embedded processors to Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC). WNC provides premium ODM services of advanced wireless communications products to high-profile service providers. The company has leveraged multiple AppliedMicro embedded processor families in a variety of designs, including enterprise and consumer access points, Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA) gateways, and Long Term Evolution (LTE) gateway boxes. Current WNC designs use the AppliedMicro Keelback and Catalina PacketPro™ processors.
July 25, 2013 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro (AMCC +5.3%) has announced Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron (services Facebook, and possibly other Internet giants developing their own servers) will use the company’s X-Gene 1 ARM server CPU in the X5, a 5U chassis server design that’s compliant with Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP - creates open-source designs for dense/low-power data center hardware).
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 and Red Hat have had a long standing partnership and we’re excited to announce our latest development. AppliedMicro announces our participation and support of Red Hat’s newly launched ARM Partner Early Access Program (PEAP).
August 01, 2014 in Blog
Dr. Paramesh Gopi, President & CEO of AppliedMicro gives a keynote during a panel discussion of high-performance computing workloads on AppliedMicro’s X-Gene™ Server on a Chip™ solution at International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.
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
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
10G OTN Shipments Doubled in the Last 18 Months Fueled by Data Center Connectivity Demand
February 28, 2014 in Press Releases
As reported by Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced that in March 2013 it sampled reference boards containing its X-Gene™ Server on a Chip™ product. Samples were shipped to multiple key strategic customers and partners including Dell Inc., RedHat, Inc. and others.
April 03, 2013 in Press Releases
As the amount of enterprise applications in the cloud continues to rise, enterprise system vendors are shifting toward an open architecture to deliver data and services. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, also known as AppliedMicro (NASDAQ: AMCC), will discuss how the evolution of this shift has been driven by the company’s X-Gene™ ARM 64-bit platform at the Linley Tech Processor Conference taking place on Oct. 16-17, in Santa Clara, Calif.
October 15, 2013 in Press Releases
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
AppliedMicro announced that it will host private demonstrations of the company’s scale-out solution at
, Majestic room.
November 19, 2013 in Press Releases
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
Applied Micro will sample the first 16nm finfet 64-bit ARM-based server chips in H2 2016. Called X-Gene 3, the chip will have 32 cores, described by Applied Micro as “brawny”, which run at up to 3GHz delivering 4x to 6x the performance of X-Gene 2. “We are finally ready to take the lid off something we have been working on for the last two years in stealth mode,” says Applied Micro’s CEO, Paramesh Gopi.
AppliedMicro’s solutions are tailored to provide computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro’s X-Gene server processor was the first 64-bit ARM processor on the market with production release in 2014. AppliedMicro solutions dramatically lower the cost of ownership (TCO). Below is our interview with John Williams, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at AppliedMicro.
October 20, 2015 in Media Coverage
AppliedMicro has announced third generation of X-Gene, its so called Server on a Chip. Called X-Gene 3, the device is targeted at TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process and will feature 32 ARM v8 cores operating at up to 3GHz, eight DDR4-2667 memory channels and 42 PCIe Gen 3 lanes. According to the company, the device is expected to be offer four to six times the performance of current X-Gene products.
Calif.—ARM is best known for the dominance of its chip designs in smartphones and tablets. But at its TechCon 2015 show here last week, the talk was mostly about other subjects—in particular, servers, security and the Internet of things (IoT)...ARM also got help from some of its partners, including Applied Micro’s CEO Paramesh Gopi, who talked about his company’s 64-bit X-Gene 3 ARM-based server chip, which he said will begin sampling later next year and will compete with Intel’s mid-level and high-end Xeon processors. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at highlights of the event.
Says new 64-bit server specs, designed with friends, could drive innovation and deployment in the data center
January 29, 2014 in Media Coverage
Andrew Sloss of ARM gives a keynote during a panel discussion of high-performance computing workloads on AppliedMicro’s X-Gene™ Server on a Chip™ solution at International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.
Vapor IO and AppliedMicro announced a partnership in which Vapor IO will use the AppliedMicro HeliX 2 quad-core 64-bit ARM processor to power the Vapor Edge Controller. Vapor IO built its data-defined data center solution around the Vapor IO Open MistOS (OMOS) top-of-rack management capabilities combined with OpeDCRE (Data Center Runtime Environment). The AppliedMicro HeliX 2 line of processors represents the company’s second generation ARMv8 64-bit system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for embedded applications.
September 29, 2015 in Media Coverage
Vapor IO, the startup that is challenging many of the data center design conventions, including the shape and placement of IT racks, has partnered with Applied Micro, whose 64-bit ARM processor will be the brain of the Vapor Edge Controller, a centralized, shared top-of-rack server management controller meant to replace proprietary Baseboard Management Controller in each individual server in the rack.
September 28, 2015 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
In-brief Applied Micro has vowed to unleash upon the world the X-Gene 3, a 64-bit ARM-compatible server processor made using FinFET gates.The 32-core ARMv8-compatible chips will be manufactured by TSMC using a 16nm process, can be clocked up to 3GHz, and will feature eight DDR4-2667 memory channels and 42 PCIe 3 lanes, if all goes to plan.
November 16, 2015 in Media Coverage
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
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and Cirrascale Corporation(R), a premier developer of build-to-order, open architecture blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced the RM2916 High Performance Computing (HPC) Platform.
AppliedMicro will host a forum to discuss how data center owners and operators are facing increased costs, and in certain states the threat of energy consumption-related taxation, and can solve this challenge using scale-out solutions with AppliedMicro X-Gene technology.
May 29, 2015 in Press Releases
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
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced another significant milestone in the expansion of the enterprise software ecosystem around its industry-leading X-Gene® server processor, the only production 64-bit server processor. SUSE® today announced the expansion of its partner program to include support for 64-bit ARM server processors.
July 14, 2015 in Press Releases
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
Live booth demonstrations, activities with partner booths and a panel event focused on ARM 64-bit in HPC will demonstrate X-Gene’s brawny cores, large memory subsystem and high-speed I/O.
British provider is the first to roll out HP’s Moonshot micro-servers with ARM inside
March 16, 2015 in Media Coverage
Hewlett-Packard launched today and is shipping for production a new wave of cartridges for their Hewlett-Packard Moonshot System, the ProLiant m400, based on AppliedMicro’s (Applied Micro Circuits) X-Gene system-on-chip (SoC).
Codethink’s Contributions to ARM Software Ecosystem Facilitate Commercial Deployment Among Cloud and Enterprise End Users
March 30, 2015 in Press Releases
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
AppliedMicro to host an exclusive live event and conduct live booth demonstrations at this year’s conference.
November 11, 2015 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro and Acacia Communications today announced interoperability between AppliedMicro’s 100G(X12/X120), 200G(X24/X240) Smart PHY family OTN Processors and Acacia’s AC100-CFP 100G PM-QPSK Coherent CFP module. Together, AppliedMicro and Acacia enable unprecedented density at the lowest power, dramatically improving total cost of ownership (TCO). This break-through solution enables broad adoption of 100G in metro cloud networks.
September 17, 2014 in Press Releases
Altera® Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to result in the joint development and marketing of optimized solutions for data center applications. The strategic cooperation initiative will enable the two companies to combine advanced Altera FPGAs with silicon solutions from AppliedMicro, including the company’s full line of connectivity and ARM® 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip products.
April 14, 2013 in Press Releases
Dell showed a new proof-of-concept, ARM-based storage server at the TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California, last week. It is the latest experimental 64-bit ARM server being offered by Dell for customers to develop and test applications.
October 07, 2014 in Media Coverage
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) (“AppliedMicro”) is scheduled to attend Mobile World Congress 2016.
February 22, 2016 in Press Releases
Red Hat announced this week that its ARM Partner Early Access Programme, launched six months ago with the aim of facilitating partner system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture, has completed a critical hardware enablement phase.
February 20, 2015 in Media Coverage
Demonstrations of New Virtualized Set Top Box at NFV World Congress this Week
May 05, 2015 in Press Releases
X-Genes’s ARM® 64-bit Server on a Chip Solution Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance With Ultra-Low Power Consumption to Server and Data Center Customers
April 21, 2015 in Press Releases
AppliedMicro announced today that Dr. Paramesh Gopi, President and CEO, will present at the Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software & Supply Chain Conference in New York, NY.
December 03, 2013 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and Canonical will demonstrate Icehouse, the latest OpenStack release using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a KVM virtualized environment on an X-Gene™ -based server rack, using Juju, MAAS and charms to orchestrate applications, databases and services. Onboard applications will include Elasticsearch, SugarCRM, Kibana, Logstash, Hadoop and MediaWiki. The demonstration is a significant proof point that leading scale-out cloud services are available on 64-bit ARM® architecture.
May 27, 2014 in Press Releases
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
Use of ARM Processors Set to Reduce Cost of Data Center and Cloud Operations
March 16, 2015 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Collaborates With Red Hat and Cirrascale to Deliver an Evaluation Platform for HPC Clusters to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
November 17, 2014 in Press Releases
Hewlett Packard is one of the first big server vendors to bring this to market with its recently announced M400 cartridge for the Moonshot server. This cartridge is based on the X-Gene Server on a Chip (SoC) from Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and ships with a version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
December 29, 2014 in Media Coverage
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.
But Drew is “very happy with the progress I’m seeing.” He notes, in particular, Gigabyte, a Taiwanese OEM that is using chips from Applied Micro Circuits as well as from a company called Annapurna.
April 21, 2015 in Media Coverage
Creating new architectures today is key to building the world’s best computing platforms for tomorrow. That’s why the University of Utah uses HP infrastructure as part of its CloudLab facility. CloudLab, which includes HP ProLiant Moonshot, is an academic project allowing researchers as well as the public to build efficient cloud computing environments to run on a wide range of workloads.
April 28, 2015 in Blog
In Hall 4A Booth No. 110, AppliedMicro will showcase its industry-leading technology designed for next-generation enterprise control plane processing, wired and wireless networking, advanced storage, telecom infrastructure, and industrial applications.
February 16, 2016 in Press Releases
HeliX(TM) Scales to 8 Cores, 2.4GHz for Networking, Storage, Industrial Applications
October 01, 2014 in Press Releases
A group of boffins from CERN have compared Applied Micro’s X-Gene 1 64-bit ARM-based XC-1 development board to the Intel Xeon E5-2650 and the Xeon Phi SE10/7120.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq: AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that the company’s innovative X-Gene Server-on-a-Chip solution is the exclusive server platform that will be used to develop UniServer, a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers.
January 25, 2016 in Media Coverage
GIGABYTE’s server arm is launching a couple of ‘Server on a Chip’ solutions. First up is a model built around the AppliedMicro X-Gene under the ARMv8-A architecture.
March 24, 2015 in Media Coverage
HP Moonshot System Powered by X-Gene(R) Provides the Performance, Flexibility and Efficiency Needed to Explore the Future of the Cloud
April 28, 2015 in Press Releases
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
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation today announced the appointment of Martin S. McDermut as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McDermut’s employment with AppliedMicro commenced January 8, 2016.
January 11, 2016 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq: AMCC) (“AppliedMicro”) today announced that Douglas Ahrens, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will resign from AppliedMicro effective Aug. 21, 2015, in order to pursue a CFO role with a privately-held company in the software industry.
August 14 - November 04, 2015 in Press Releases
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and Theobroma Systems today announced that the HeliX™ 2 COM Express Module featuring AppliedMicro’s HeliX 2 System on a Chip®, designed specifically for industrial embedded applications, will become available from production in Q2, 2016.
February 22, 2016 in Press Releases
Collaborative Design Brings Industry’s Highest Performing Multicore 64-bit ARM-based CPU to Industrial Applications
April 27, 2015 in Press Releases
SUSE® today announced partner program expansion to include support for 64-bit ARM server processors. This expansion makes available to partners a version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 that allows them to develop, test and deliver products to the market using 64-bit ARM chips from vendors including AMD, AppliedMicro and Cavium along with server manufacturers Dell, E4 Computer Engineering, HP and SoftIron to provide customers with more choice, flexibility and opportunities to save on their technology infrastructure.
July 14, 2015 in Media Coverage
Booth Demonstrations, Speaking Engagement Put the Spotlight on Emerging Capabilities
January 27, 2014 in Press Releases
Introduces first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based servers; while expanding the ARM developer ecosystem
Today’s cloud-scale data center operators look for three key benefits from their next-generation server products: high performance computing and connectivity, high density and low total cost of ownership. The outcomes include a great end-user experience, reduced power consumption and a greener planet.
December 17, 2013 in Blog
At its recent Summit, Red Hat announced that the preview version of its latest enterprise-class operating system (OS) was running on AppliedMicro’s 64-bit ARM server processors.
June 26, 2015 in Media Coverage
Enterprise-Grade MP30 Server Features AppliedMicro’s X-Gene(TM) Server on a Chip(R) Solution Based on ARMv8-A Architecture
March 09, 2015 in Press Releases
ARM 64-bit HPC Partners including Boston, E4 Computer Engineering, Eurotech, Mellanox, and NVIDIA participate in a panel discussion of high-performance computing workloads on AppliedMicro’s X-Gene™ Server on a Chip™ solution at International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.
A three year €4.8million European project due to set off in February 2016 will use AppliedMicro’s X-Gene technology to develop a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers. As part of the UniServer project, AppliedMicro will develop custom platforms based on X-Gene that address the complexities associated with Big Data and IoT applications.
January 26, 2016 in Media Coverage
Annapurna Labs and AppliedMicro join the fray
March 25, 2015 in Media Coverage
ARM-based chips are looking to take a share of the datacenter market from Intel and HPC with their new HPC hyperscale systems
From smartphones, tablets and servers, ARM’s 64-bit processors could soon spread to multifunction printers, storage and networking devices.
September 17, 2014 in Media Coverage
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
The Mustang, or more properly the X-Gene X-C1 evaluation kit, is APM’s evaluation board for the APM883208-X1 processor, an 8-core, 64-bit ARM processor that is one of the earliest incarnations of ARM’s v8 architecture, ARM’s silver bullet for the server market.
January 09, 2015 in Media Coverage
AppliedMicro has announced a new family of 64-bit ARM chips that could disrupt the stodgy but sizeable market for components used in network routers, printers and other “embedded” equipment.
ARM is enjoying fresh support. For example, AppliedMicro—which offers embedded processors based on MIPS and PowerPC—is now looking to ARM for its newer embedded chips.
February 05, 2015 in Media Coverage
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
“The features of the HP Moonshot System will provide the researchers using CloudLab with the performance, flexibility, and efficiency they need to explore the future of the cloud.” - Robert Ricci, Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah
April 27, 2015 in Blog
AppliedMicro will showcase its industry-leading technology designed to meet the unique needs of high performance computing and enterprise environments. Attendees can view a variety of live demonstrations across the expo floor.
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