Arm

The Arm server ecosystem is well alive and thriving, finally getting into serious motion after several years of false-start attempts. Among the original pioneers in this space was Cavium, which went on to be acquired by Marvell in 2018. Among the company’s server CPU products is the ThunderX line; while the first generation ThunderX left quite a lot to be desired, the ThunderX2 was the first Arm server silicon that we deemed viable and competitive against Intel and AMD products. Since then, the ecosystem has accelerated quite a lot, and only last week we saw how impressive the new Amazon Graviton2 with the N1 chips ended up. Marvell didn’t stop at the ThunderX2, and had big ambitions for its newly acquired CPU division, and...

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

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU

Today Arm announces its newest addition to the Cortex-M series, the new Cortex M55. In addition to the new CPU microarchitecture which brings several new improvements, we also see...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/10/2020

Vulkan 1.2 Specification Released: Refining For Efficiency & Development Simplicity

While the initial fervor over low-level graphics APIs has died down quite a bit since they first hit the scene in the middle of the last decade, API development...

23 by Ryan Smith on 1/15/2020

80-Core N1 Next-Gen Ampere, ‘QuickSilver’: The Anti-Graviton2

The drive to putting Arm into the server space has had its ups and downs. We’ve seen the likes of Applied Micro/Ampere, Broadcom/Cavium/Marvell, Qualcomm, Huawei, Fujitsu, Annapurna/Amazon, and even...

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/23/2019

Arm Server CPUs: You Can Now Buy Ampere’s eMAG in a Workstation

One of the critical elements to all these new server-class Arm processors is availability. We are not yet at the point where these chips are freely sold on the...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/6/2019

A Success on Arm for HPC: We Found a Fujitsu A64FX Wafer

When speaking about Arm in the enterprise space, the main angle for discussion is on the CPU side. Having a high-performance SoC at the heart of the server has...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

Amazon Announces Graviton2 SoC Along With New AWS Instances: 64-Core Arm With Large Performance Uplifts

We only recently reported on the story that Amazon are designing a custom server SoC based on Arm’s Neoverse N1 CPU platforms, only for Amazon to now officially announce...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/3/2019

AWS Designing a 32-Core Arm Neoverse N1 CPU for Cloud Servers

Amazon Web Services’s CPU design unit is working on a new multi-core processor for AWS servers. The new CPU is said to use Arm’s new Neoverse N1 architecture and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019

Apple Joins Intel in New Antitrust Suit Against SoftBank-Controlled Fortress

Apple and Intel this week filed a new lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, a patent assertion entity controlled by SoftBank, in response to patent infringement lawsuits brought by the...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2019

Intel Files Antitrust Suit Against SoftBank-Controlled Firm Over Patent Aggregation

Intel this week filed an lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, a patent assertion entity controlled by SoftBank. Responding to a series of patent infringement lawsuits that Fortress has brought...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2019

Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU

Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

New Tools & IP Accelerate Development of 5nm Arm ‘Hercules’ SoCs

Arm, Synopsys, and Samsung Foundry have developed a set of optimized tools and IP that will enable chip designers to build next-generation SoCs based on Arm’s Hercules processor cores...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

Arm TechCon 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Kicking off today is Arm's annual technical conference, Arm TechCon. Now in its 15th year, the company is looking to continue their long, successful run in the IP market...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2019

Arm & TSMC Showcase 7nm Chiplet, Eight A72 at 4GHz on CoWoS Interposer

Arm and TSMC this week unveiled their jointly developed proof-of-concept chip that combines two quad-core Cortex-72-based 7 nm chiplets on TSMC’s Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) interposer. The two chips are connected...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2019

Arm Joins CXL Consortium

Arm has officially joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium in a bid to enable its customers to implement the new CPU-to-Device interconnect and contribute to the specification. Arm...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2019

Arm Flexible Access: Design the SoC Before Spending Money

One of the critical ways in which the Arm licensing model works relates to how its customers acquires Arm’s IP, the architecture licenses, or access, along with royalty payments...

26 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/16/2019

Arm's New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture: Evolving Performance

2018 was an exciting year for Arm’s own CPU designs. Last year in May we saw the release of the Cortex-A76 and the subsequent resulting silicon in the form...

109 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

Arm's New Mali-G77 & Valhall GPU Architecture: A Major Leap

Along today’s announcement of the new Cortex-A77 CPU microarchitecture, the arguably bigger announcement is Arm’s unveiling of the new Valhall GPU architecture and the new Mali-G77 GPU. It’s been...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Development In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei’s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming...

115 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

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