80-core server CPU for modern cloud, edge computing data centers

80-core server CPU for modern cloud, edge computing data centers

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By Rich Pell

Ampere Altra is the company’s next generation cloud-focused product, and first in a new class of CPUs rolling out on an annual basis from Ampere’s roadmap, that will provide predictable high performance, secure isolation through single-threaded cores, scalability across the entire platform, and new levels of power efficiency. The Ampere Altra processor delivers 80 cores up to 210 W, giving an industry-leading performance boost for rapidly growing use cases such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, database, storage, telco stacks, edge computing, web hosting and cloud native applications.

The Ampere Altra features

• Up to 80 single-threaded cores in a 1P and 160 cores in a 2P platform
• 7nm process technology
• 8 channels of DDR4-3200 at 2 DPC, supporting up to 4 TB memory per socket
• 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes in 1P and 192 PCIe Gen4 lanes in 2P platforms
• CCIX for coherent accelerator attach
• Two 128 bit SIMD units
• AI inference acceleration using int8 and fp16 instructions
• Server class RAS
• Arm v8.2+, SBSA Level 4

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