What simply occurred? Ampere Computing, the startup based by former Intel president Renee James, has been centered on creating Arm-based silicon aimed toward serving the info heart phase lengthy managed by Intel and x86. However, Avantek is now providing one in all Ampere’s eMAG CPUs in a workstation configuration.

The Ampere eMAG 64-bit Arm Workstation contains Ampere’s first generation eMAG 8180 processor. The chip is constructed on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET+ node, and vary from 16 to 32 cores. The eMAG chips are a customized spin on Arm’s v8 core design.

The eMAG 8180 is a 32-core chip, providing a frequency of three.Three GHz. However, that frequency seems to have been scaled right down to 2.eight GHz with a turbo increase as much as 3.zero GHz for the workstation supplied by means of Avantek. The Ampere eMAG workstation comes in a single socket configuration, providing as much as 512 GB of DDR4-2666 reminiscence and might be ordered with NVMe and SATA storage.

Ampere's Arm-based eMAG CPU is now available in a workstation

Avantek provides the workstation with a few graphics playing cards choices together with the AMD HearthPro W2100 2GB, a Radeon Pro WX 5100 8GB, and the Nvidia Quadro GV100 32GB. The workstation is solely supplied operating Linux with a few totally different flavors together with Ubuntu, centOS and Linux SUSE / openSUSE. The worth for the bottom configuration begins at $2,716 and goes up from there.