Earlier in the year we have a good look at the first ever Arm Neoverse-N1 CPU in the form s of the Graviton2 from Amazon. Whilst that chip was great – it wasn’t really a true competitor in the market as it was availably only to Amazon’s cloud business. Today’s release of the new Ampere Computing Altra processors is bound to change that. The Altra is aiming for nothing less than top performance, going all in against AMD and Intel. 80 Neoverse-N1 cores at 3.3GHz and 250W, 8x DDR4-3200, 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes for I/O – the new Altra Q80-33 is the best the Arm world has ever seen, and we’ve put the new chip through its paces.

Oracle Announces Upcoming Cloud Compute Instances: Ice Lake and Milan, A100 and Altra

When the name “Oracle” is thrown around, hardware isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind for most people. But, like other large tech companies that originally made...

18 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2020

Ampere Altra 1P Server Pictured: GIGABYTE’s 2U with 80 Arm N1 Cores, PCIe 4.0 and CCIX

With the news of Apple moving to Arm SoCs replacing Intel in a few key products, and the success of the new Graviton2 SoC in Amazon’s Web Services, the...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/3/2020

Ampere’s Product List: 80 Cores, up to 3.3 GHz at 250 W; 128 Core in Q4

With the advent of higher performance Arm based cloud computing, a lot of focus is being put on what the various competitors can do in this space. We’ve covered...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/23/2020

Next Generation Arm Server: Ampere’s Altra 80-core N1 SoC for Hyperscalers against Rome and Xeon

Several years ago, at a local event detailing a new Arm microarchitecture core, I recall a conversation I had with a number of executives at the time: the goal...

69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/3/2020

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