At the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD announced the third generation of Embedded G-Series and LX SoCs, hoping to provide customers a broadened portfolio of performance options. The latest offerings expand ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC, which is pin compatible to the previous generation of SoC devices. Besides low-power processors, AMD also announced two higher performing SoCs, codenamed “Prairie Falcon” and “Brown Falcon,” which introduce pin compatibility between G-Series processors and high-performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoCs. The new products expand upon AMD’s low power capabilities, bringing scalable performance, power, and price across the CPU, GPU, multimedia, and I/O controller hardware, helping to lower
AMD Opteron™ A1100 SoC Welcome to the 64-bit ARM Datacenter Arena
AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) marks a major step toward delivering choice and innovation in the datacenter with the launch of the AMD Opteron™ A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC), formerly codenamed “Seattle.” Jointly with its software and hardware partners, AMD is accelerating time-to-deployment of ARM®-based systems and driving forward ecosystem support for ARM in the datacenter. “The ecosystem for ARM in the datacenter is approaching an inflection point, and the addition of AMD’s high-performance processor is another strong step forward for customers looking for a datacenter-class ARM solution,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, AMD. “The macro trend of convergence between networking, storage and servers
Apple Releases Swift as Open Source
Apple today announced that its Swift™ programming language is now open source. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. Introduced in 2014, Swift is the fastest growing programming language in history and combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.* Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source
Qualcomm and Mellanox Work Together In Upgrading Server And Storage Platforms
Two great companies in the field, namely Qualcomm and Mellanox Technologies, announced a multi-phase technology collaboration that brings Qualcomm’s server technology ecosystem one step closer to commercialization. This corroboration will allow Mellanox and Qualcomm Technologies to offer the Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions that will work together with the ARM instruction set based server CPUs, to be fully optimized for scalable server and storage infrastructures. Mellanox’s product leadership with 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit per-second Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect technology provides solutions for the most efficient hyperscale deployments including Web 2.0, cloud, big data, database and storage applications. When paired with Qualcomm Technologies’
Apple Slated To Expand iCloud Data centers
Even though their iCloud service has experienced growing pains, the need for additional space to provide safe storage for millions of their users is growing by the day. Everybody wishes to have their photos, videos and personal documents, all stored up safely and easily. Thanks to services such as iCloud from Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Amazon etc. – they are (most of the times) completely available. Currently, the tech giant from Cuppertino is doing a lot of new work to expand their iCloud data centers worldwide. They are rapidly building several new clusters of buildings for its data center near Reno, Nevada, but also, the company
Intel Announces Powerful Xeon E7 v3 Chips
New 18-core Xeon chips ready for crunching big data.
No More SeaMicro: AMD Exits the Microserver Business
Cash strapped AMD gets rid of SeaMicro microserver company.
Intel Gunning To Challenge Nvidia At HPC With ‘Knights Landing’ Xeon Phi Processor
Intel’s Knights Landing is set to offer three times the amount of performance as the current-gen Knights Corner.
Intel Xeon D: Hitting the ARM Microserver Hopes?
Today, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is announcing its first Broadwell-based Xeon processor. It isn’t the mainstream E3 series derived from desktop chips, nor the high end E5 either — both of those will wait for later in the year. The new Xeon D goes for the upper end of the nascent microserver market, as well as for the dedicated storage and network appliances — exactly the focus of the current ARM server campaign. Microservers were chosen by ARM (LON: ARM) as, compared to the bigger server iron, they mostly rely on open source Web 2.0 stack, while the storage and network devices usually run specific applications.
InnoLight Raises $32M to Build Faster Optical Transceivers for Servers
Chinese startup InnoLight raises $32M in Series C funding led by Google Capital, and will focus on building 100Gbps optical transceivers that enable servers to communicate through fiber-optics.