Servers

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 AMD, deal with Arm-based silicon in the server market. Some of these designs have successful, others not so much, but Arm is pushing its new Neoverse N1 roadmap of cores into this space, aiming for high performance and for scale. We’ve already seen Amazon come into the market with its N1-based Graviton2 for its cloud services, but there’s going to be a counter product for every other cloud provider, with the new N1-based Next-Gen Ampere CPU, codenamed QuickSilver. We have some details ahead of the official release announcement in Q1 2020.

Intel Launches Horse Ridge Chip for Quantum Computing Systems

Intel Labs has introduced its new cryogenic control chip codenamed Horse Ridge that will speed up development of full-stack quantum computing systems. According to Intel, Horse Ridge will enable...

10 by Anton Shilov on 12/10/2019

Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM

One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

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...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019

Cray Unveils ClusterStor E1000 Storage Arrays: HDDs and SSDs, 1.6 TB/s per Rack

Cray on Wednesday introduced its new ClusterStor E1000 highly-scalable storage system, which is designed for next generation exascale supercomputers as well as future datacenters that will require massive storage...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs

Back in September, AMD announced its 64-core EPYC 7H12 processor - a 280 W TDP behemoth with an increased base frequency designed specifically for the high-performance computing market. Based...

22 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Operations

This week Supermicro has expanded operations in the Netherlands. The new facilities will enable the company to make servers and storage systems in Europe quicker, offer its customers more...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Lenovo Launches ThinkSystem SR635 & SR655 Servers with AMD’s EPYC ‘Rome’ CPUs

Lenovo on Wednesday introduced its first servers based on AMD’s EPYC 7002-series ‘Rome’ processors, which offer up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes. The single-socket ThinkSystem SR635...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2019

Intel’s Xeon Platinum 8284 CPU: When 300 MHz Cost $5,500

Besides Xeon processors that are officially mentioned on its website and price list, Intel has tens of ‘off roadmap’ server CPUs only available to select customers that have special...

82 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

Spotted at Computex: An AMD EPYC-Based System with 108 Intel Ruler SSDs

Intel’s ‘ruler’ SSD form-factor is meant to maximize density of solid-state storage devices and improve Intel’s competitive positions on two markets: storage and compute. As it turns out, AMD’s...

36 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2019

Chinese Zen-Based CPU on Sale: Sugon Workstation with 8-Core Hugon Dhyana Processor

Sugon, an OEM of servers and workstations in China, has started selling of machines equipped with the Hugon Dhyana processors. These are processors based on AMD’s 1st Generation Zen...

47 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Intel Xeon Update: Ice Lake and Cooper Lake Sampling, Faster Future Updates

Emerging workloads will require considerably higher performance, and in order to solve upcoming challenges Intel has adjusted its product roadmaps quite significantly. One of the key things that Intel...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

The Larrabee Chapter Closes: Intel's Final Xeon Phi Processors Now in EOL

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its remaining Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Mill (KML), bringing an end to the family of processors that have...

22 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

BOXX APEXX W4X With Xeon W-3175X, and APEXX W8R Server with 8 GPUs

At the NAB trade show BOXX unleashed its new Intel Xeon W-3175X equipped workstation, the APEXX W4X. Also on display at NAB 2019 was its new GPU-acceleration focused server...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2019

Intel Architecture Manual Updates: bfloat16 for Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable Only?

Intel recently released a new version of its document for software developers revealing some additional details about its upcoming Xeon Scalable ‘Cooper Lake-SP’ processors. As it appears, the new...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

TYAN Launches 53 Platforms for Cascade Lake-SP & Optane DC Persistent Memory

TYAN has introduced its new platforms for Intel’s second-generation Xeon Scalable processors with up to 28 cores as well as Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory modules. TYAN’s range of...

0 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

Supermicro Jumps Into Cascade Lake: Over 100 New and Updated Offerings

Intel’s new Cascade Lake processors and Optane DC Persistent Memory have been hot topics in the press of late, as we’ve waited patiently for them to be announced. That...

3 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Kingston Reveals DDR4-2933 Registered DIMMs for Cascade Lake-SP

Coinciding with the launch of Intel’s Xeon ‘Cascade Lake-SP’ platform, Kingston on Tuesday announced its new Server Premier registered DIMMs designed for the latest servers. The modules offer data...

1 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2019

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