That's a big ARM you've got there Mr. Ampere

Subject: General Tech | September 19, 2018 - 12:42 PM |
Tagged: Ampere Computing, arm, Ampere

Ampere Computing have been busy developing an impressive ARM processor, which they talked to The Register about today.  The new Ampere is a 3.3GHz 32-core 64-bit Armv8 CPU fabbed on TSMC's 16nm FinFETs.  It can address up to 1TB of DDR4-2667 and sports 42 PCIe 3.0 lanes, all on a single socket with the next generation adding multiple socket support once it is fabbed on 7nm TSMC FinFET.   This is not your normal ARM processor and its 125W power draw is more in line with an AMD or Intel server processor. 

There are no benchmarks but there is quite a bit of detail to go through in the article, including confirmation that they have addressed the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. 

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"Carlyle Group-backed Ampere Computing, run by ex-Intel president Renée James, says it is, at last, shipping its 64-bit Arm-compatible server processor."

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Source: The Register

September 20, 2018 | 02:43 AM - Posted by Pit Nicker (not verified)

Don't you think it's conspicuous that they don't mention the core architecture anywhere? Only that's it's Armv8 ISA.
64bit Armv8 can mean anything between Cortex A35 and Cortex A76

September 21, 2018 | 10:08 PM - Posted by extide

It's a custom implementation of the ARM v8 arch, not an off the shelf design. More details would be nice, nonetheless.

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