SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2020 — Ampere announced further roadmap details of its Ampere Altra server processor family. In March the company announced Ampere Altra, a cloud native processor featuring 80 cores. Ampere unveiled preliminary details of the expansion of the cloud-native processor family by adding Ampere Altra Max, which has 128 cores, providing customers with another cloud-optimized processor to maximize overall performance and cores-per-rack density.
Ampere Altra Max is ideal for applications that take advantage of scale-out and elastic cloud architectures. Compatible with the 80-core Ampere Altra and also supporting 2-socket platforms, Ampere Altra Max offers the industry’s highest socket-level performance and I/O scalability. It will be sampling in the fourth quarter and additional details will be provided later this year.
“In March we introduced the industry’s first cloud native processor, our 80-core Ampere Altra. Today, we are announcing the expansion of the Ampere Altra family with the first 128 core server processor, sampling in Q4 2020. We know customers need different products for specific workloads and decided to create a family of different products to meet their needs. We are very excited to share our rapid progress, driven by our continued commitment to deliver leadership performance and power efficiency,” said Renee James, Ampere Founder and CEO.
In keeping with the commitment to deliver an annual cadence of new products, Ampere has also recently completed the tape-out of a 5nm test chip for internal validation.
The Ampere Altra family provides the flexibility to address a spectrum of workloads and Ampere is working with ecosystem partners to enable accelerators to meet specific customer requirements.
“Cloudflare is deeply interested in the Ampere Altra processor and its innovative architecture,” said Nitin Rao, Head of Global Infrastructure, Cloudflare. We have started evaluating Ampere Altra and are excited with the preliminary performance benchmarks we are seeing. We will share these performance metrics of Ampere Altra later in the year. Cloudflare is also excited to be engaged with Ampere on the Ampere Altra Max processor with 128 cores and can’t wait to test it. ”
Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing. For more information, visit www.amperecomputing.com