Will Arm make it to the workstation world?

Ampere offers a dev kit to those who want to try.

Jon Peddie

Ampere introduced a 128-core Arm processor development system last year, following release of its 32-core Arm-based Linux system. However, no major supplier has unveiled an Arm-based¬† traditional stand-up workstation due to challenges in supporting certified OpenGL, Vulkan, and DirectX 12 APIs. While hobbyists managed to run Windows on Ampere kits, GPU driver compatibility remained an issue. The future may see Arm-based workstations, with Qualcomm’s Arm-based Windows notebooks hinting at the trend. Companies like Dell, HP, and Lenovo are poised to offer these, possibly followed by more agile players like Boxx or Xi. Apple may also enter the arena with its

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