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April 21, 2016 | in Press Releases

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.

AppliedMicro’s X-Gene 3 features 32 ARMv8-A 64-bit CPU cores running at up to 3.0 GHz, eight DDR4-2667 memory channels addressing up to one terabyte of memory, 42 lanes of PCI Express 3.0, 4 SATA 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 RGMII port. X-Gene 3 builds upon the foundation of two generations of server products that have been proven in a variety of datacenter, storage and HPC applications.

“I am thrilled to share with you that we have made tremendous progress in X-Gene 3 development. X-Gene 3 is targeted at over six times the performance of currently shipping X-Gene products, and very competitive with mainstream high-end Xeon processors for hyperscale workloads,” said Parag Jain, AppliedMicro’s associate vice president of processor products. “This is an unprecedented level of overall performance and best in-class performance-per-watt for ARM processors.”

Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group said, “Based on what I have learned from AppliedMicro and observed in their labs, X-Gene 3 promises to be the breakthrough ARM-based processor that the data center market has long desired for general purpose computing and mainstream workloads. Earlier-generation ARMv8-A processors like X-Gene and X-Gene 2 have an important role in specialized applications like NFV/SDN and storage, but X-Gene 3 is a disruptive product with the potential to change the game for general-purpose cloud computing.”

X-Gene 3 is expected to sample in the second half of 2016, leading to production shipments in 2H’17. The Linley Group has published a white paper on X-Gene 3, which is available at www.linleygroup.com.

About AppliedMicro

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and datacenters. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. www.apm.com.

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