We covered the X-Gene announcement a couple of weeks ago when the news was first made public. I was in London at the time meeting with Nokia so I didn't get a chance to sit down with Applied Micro's engineers to discuss the SoC and its architecture. Thankfully, upon my return, they gave me the opportunity to do just that. We've been hearing about ARM based servers for a while now, but their advantages have always been lower power consumption than beefy x86 servers for lighter workloads. You always sacrifice performance and memory addressibility. APM hopes to change that with its X-Gene. Development on X-Gene began three years ago. APM was originally a PowerPC house. The company was working on a 64-bit PowerPC core internally...

AppliedMicro Announces 64-bit ARM Based X-Gene SoCs

AppliedMicro has released specifications of their upcoming X-Gene SoC (Server-on-a-Chip this time, not System). AppliedMicro X-Gene Specifications Architecture ARMv8 Cores From 2 to up to 128 Frequency Up to 3GHz Process TSMC 40/28nm Power Usage Up to 2W per core Above...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 10/28/2011

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