TechWatch

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
...

Enjoy full access with a TechWatch subscription!

TechWatch is the front line of JPR information gathering service, comprising current stories of interest to the graphics industry spanning the core areas of graphics hardware and software, workstations, gaming, and design.

A subscription to TechWatch includes 4 hours of consulting time to be used over the course of the subscription.

Already a subscriber? Login below

This content is restricted

Subscribe to TechWatch