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AppliedMicro Showcases ARM 64-bit Architecture at ARM TechCon


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 1 – Pioneering the use of the ARM 64-bit architecture to deliver unprecedented server innovation, AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation will today for the first time demonstrate several open source software applications running on its X-Gene Server on a Chip platform, the world’s first implementation of the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.

In a session co-hosted by ARM and AppliedMicro at ARM TechCon 2012, AppliedMicro plans to demonstrate advanced web search capabilities and the ability to handle big data workloads in an Apache Hadoop software environment. The company will showcase ARM 64-bit server software ecosystem readiness with American Megatrends, Phoenix, Red Hat, and several other open source software components. The session will include presentations from operating system developer, Red Hat; virtualization solution provider, Citrix; enterprise Hadoop software and solutions provider, Cloudera; Java platform provider, Oracle; and an enterprise cloud computing technologist from Morgan Stanley. The session will take place from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Hands-on Lab located in the main exhibit hall of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“Our activities today highlight the significant progress that is being made in building out the ARM 64-bit ecosystem, a process that is on track to perfectly intersect with the availability of our X-Gene silicon,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro. “We see strong pull from data center and enterprise administrators who require lower power, higher densities and lower total-cost-of-ownership. Together with ARM and the open source software community, AppliedMicro is revolutionizing server design, and showing what is possible with a purpose-built server platform.”

The AppliedMicroX-Gene Server on a Chip platform offers unparalleled integration, featuring multi-core ARMv8-compliant 64-bit processors, a high performance memory subsystem, cloud server I/O with integrated Ethernet NIC, and other communications interfaces – all on a single chip. Capable of running a full LAMP software stack and other cloud software applications, the X-Gene platform can be implemented in data centers to dramatically drive down total cost of ownership (TCO).

In a separate announcement last week, AppliedMicro, ARM and Red Hat announced that Red Hat is actively engaged in developing support within the Fedora community for the new 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, also known as AArch64, and has Fedora Linux running on AppliedMicro hardware in its labs. Red Hat aims to have software support at the time of the X-Gene silicon availability.

About AppliedMicro

AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for public and enterprise clouds, telco, enterprise embedded applications, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With a heritage of innovation in high-speed connectivity and high-performance computing, AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership for service provider and data center infrastructures. AppliedMicro's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

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Source: AppliedMicro

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