Arm-based workstation kits from Ampere

Can an Arm-based workstation really make an impression?

Jon Peddie

Ampere, the company not the chip, has put out a workstation kit based on the company’s 128-core, Arm-based processor, making it the first Arm workstation. Ampere was founded in October 2017 by industry semiconductor veteran Renee James, formerly the president of Intel from 2013 to 2016. The company launched two “cloud-native” processors—the Arm-based 80-core Ampere Altra and the 128-core Ampere Altra Max. Claiming to offer the highest total performance and performance per watt of power, the processors are offered as a server solution for data center applications by cloud service providers. The Ampere processors have been implemented in rack servers

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