Ampere reported it has initiated shipping of the Ampere Altra processor. It is the first 80 core server processing CPU that is cloud native for computing data centers. This is the first in a new class of CPUs that provide high performance, secure isolation in single threaded cores with stability across the platform. Boasting new tiers of power efficiency, the 80 cores rise up to 210 W that boost the rapidly growing industry in data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud applications, etc.
“Ampere Altra is the first of the next generation of server microprocessors that are designed for the workloads of today in the cloud and on the edge. The Ampere Altra is delivering breakthrough performance with the industry’s first 80-core, cloud native microprocessor,” said Renee James, Ampere Founder and CEO. “Since our founding two years ago, Ampere’s highly experienced team has focused on developing products that bring significant and unique innovations to cloud customers. Our team’s attention is on solving customers’ needs and ensuring execution that delivers an annual cadence of new capabilities to the market. It is an exciting time for our young company as we work diligently to invent the future of the server CPU business.”
“The Ampere Altra processor based on the Arm® Neoverse™ N1 platform represents a significant breakthrough in performance and power efficiency for the hyperscale cloud and edge markets,” said Rene Haas, president, IP Products Group, Arm. “ The Ampere Altra, the industry’s first 80 core server processor, has focused on what is essential for today’s workloads in the datacenter, and we are proud to support Ampere in demonstrating the leading technology required to address the deluge of data in a world of a trillion connected devices.”
“We are pleased to see the launch of the Ampere Altra cloud optimized platform that helps bolster our hyperscale datacenter priorities around power efficiency, resiliency, telemetry and security. Ampere’s standards-based approach made it easy for us to bring up our software stack and we are actively evaluating their systems in our labs.”
Dr. Leendert van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp