AMD serves up more hints on ARM on Opteron

Subject: General Tech | February 7, 2014 - 02:23 PM |
Tagged: seattle, Opteron A111, opteron, arm, amd

The Inquirer had a chance to hear more about the upcoming Opteron A111 which contains an ARM Cortex A57.  We now know it runs at 2GHz, can address up to 128GB of RAM and has enough channels for 8 drives to be connected to it.  While the chips will be able to operate in tandem with traditional x86 server chips the reduction in power needed and heat produced could mean Opteron based servers could be as small as a cellphone.  We also know that they will be running on a specially flavoured version of Fedora, read on to see what else was revealed by Ian Drew.

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February 8, 2014 | 05:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The Inquirer had a chance to hear more about the upcoming Opteron A111 which contains an ARM Cortex A5.

ARM Cortex A5 really ? I think you meant A57 , or else . . . .. .. .. ... ... ...

June 9, 2014 | 10:12 PM - Posted by Mellissa (not verified)

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February 8, 2014 | 05:19 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I see that the Inquirer has made that mistake and you have copy pasted that . A bit sad that . A little proof reading would be nice ;)

February 8, 2014 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When discussing ARM chips or ARM based chips, it would be very helpfull to readers to state: ARM based refrence core/s, or Custom ARM ISA based core/s! This chip is based on an ARMv8 (A57) refrence design, with some AMD on die functional blocks added many ARM chips( refrence core, and custom ARM ISA based chips ), integrate other third party on die functional blocks from other third party design houses such as GPUs, and on die BUS/Fabrics) ARM Holdings designed the core that AMD is using, but expect AMD to be working on their own custom ARMv8 ISA based designs, to compete with Apple's A7, and Nvidia's Tegra K1 with the Denver cores. AMD needs to get a custom wide order superscalar ARM ISA based design to the market, and a ARM ISA based custom APU with full HSA (AMD's version of HSA) design is being developed that will incorporate AMD's graphics IP. Apple's A7 (Executes the ARMv8 64 bit ISA), but is much more powerfull than the ARM ARM refrence designs, Nvidia's Denver core/s are custom designs also, and like Apple's A7, are custom designed from the ground up to execute the ARMv8 64 bit ISA. With all the Custom ARM ISA(only) based chips in the design pipeline, reporters need to disambiguate by explicitly stating Refrence CPU cores(designed by ARM Holdings) or Custom(CPU cores designed to execute the ARMv* ISA). Not only is ARM Holdings licensing its ARM refrence design CPU cores, but many other CPU/GPU IP companies are licensing their on DIE functional units, to any device maker that needs to contract to have an ARM based SOC made for their devices. Not only are CPUs becoming a commodity but the many different on DIE functional IP blocks, are becoming commodities in their own right, welcome to the licensed IP SOC world.

It's All for sale/contract at the licensed SOC IP Flea Market.

February 8, 2014 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks. Quite a nice read.

February 8, 2014 | 12:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Edit: ARM ARM To: ARM Holdings'

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