Ampere in the News
AI Inference May Become the Biggest Market for Ampere
Inferencing requires matrix multiplication—brute-force processing that Ampere says its processors perform well—and AI inference is the workload where the company is seeing the most growth.
by Pat Brans
AmpereOne Lands First in Google Cloud C3A Instances
In a big announcement this morning, Ampere AmpereOne has its first cloud instance at Google. Today, the companies announced that the Google C3A instances are being powered by AmpereOne chips a big step for both companies.
by Serve the Home
Ampere Launches Next-Generation 192-Core Server Processor
The new AmpereOne chip, featuring up to 192 cores and a custom ARM-compatible design, is aimed at cloud providers and enterprises who build their own private clouds.
by Wylie Wong
Ampere launches a new cloud native processor family with its first custom-designed cores
Over the course of the last few years, thanks to its Altra and Altra Max processors, Ampere made a name for itself as one of the premier suppliers of Arm-based chips to large cloud services providers. These chips were also based on Arm-designed cores, though. Today, the company is officially launching the AmpereOne family, its first set of processors with custom-designed chips highly optimized for data center use cases.
by Frederic Lardinois
AMPERE GETS OUT IN FRONT OF X86 WITH 192-CORE “SIRYN” AMPEREONE
This is precisely the idea that Ampere Computing was founded upon way back in early 2018, and after five long years of development, the company is bringing a super-dense chip to market based on its own Arm core design, which we have dubbed A1 and of which 192 of them are being plunked down into single chiplet inside the now-shipping “Siryn” AmpereOne processor that we and the market have been anticipating for years.
by Timothy Prickett Morgan
Supermicro ARS-210ME-FNR 2U Edge Ampere Altra Max Arm Server Review
The Supermicro ARS-210ME-FNR is a 2U edge/ telco form factor that combines a short-depth chassis with the Ampere Altra Max M128-30 128-core Arm Neoverse-N1 processor. Let us take a look at this unique system.
by Patrick Kennedy
OpenBSD 7.2 Released With Support For Ampere Altra, Apple M2
Coming on the same day as Ubuntu 22.10, Theo de Raadt has released OpenBSD 7.2 as the latest version of this popular BSD operating system. Most notable with OpenBSD 7.2 is now supporting Ampere Altra Arm server processors. After the great success of Ampere Altra on Linux and the success of Altra / Altra Max in the marketplace with being picked up by various public cloud service providers and other organizations, the various BSDs have been working on on Ampere Altra support.
by Michael Larabel
Ampere Continues Blazing A Trail For Efficient, High-Performance Cloud Native Processors
Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Virtual Machines featuring Ampere Altra processors, in 10 Azure regions globally. This marks another significant triumph for Ampere, which has landed wins with numerous leaders in the cloud space, including Google, Cloudflare, Tencent, and Oracle to name just a few.
by Marco Chiappetta
Azure Virtual Machines with Ampere Altra Arm–based processors—generally available
Microsoft is announcing the general availability of the latest Azure Virtual Machines featuring the Ampere Altra Arm–based processor.
by Paul Nash
HPE announces Arm-based Ampere servers
HPE becomes the first major server vendor to ship servers powered by the Arm-based Altra and Altra Max by Ampere.
by Andy Patrizio
Why Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud love Ampere Computing’s server chips
Its 'cloud native' chips are popular with the hyperscalers and could become a hit in the wider enterprise market.
by Matthew Gooding
Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands Compute portfolio with new servers based on cloud-native silicon
HPE becomes first tier-one server provider to offer compute with optimized cloud-native silicon for service providers and enterprises embracing cloud-native development. New line of HPE ProLiant RL Gen11 servers, using Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max processors, delivering high performance and power efficiency.
by Nahren Khizeran
Microsoft Azure Adds Ampere Arm-based Virtual Machines
The lineup of Ampere Altra Arm-based virtual machines includes the Dps v5, Dpds v5, Dpls v5, Dplds v5, Eps v5 and Epds v5 series, which range from 2 to 64 CPUs and 4 to 208 GiBs of memory, with a number of storage options.
by Tiffany Trader
Persistence Pays Off For Ampere Computing
Now the company is taking the next step by moving to Arm-compatible CPU cores that it designed in house beginning with its next new processor scheduled to be introduced in 2022. In addition, the company has committed to introducing a new product on an annual cadence going forward with improved CPU cores each year.
by Jim McGregor
Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips
Microsoft has announced the public preview of its new Azure virtual machines powered by the Arm-based Ampere Altra server processors. The VM series includes the general-purpose Dpsv5 and memory-optimized Epsv5 virtual machines, which Microsoft claims can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable IBM x86-based VMs.
by Charlotte Trueman
Microsoft Azure is going all in on Arm-based chips
In the bid to become the cloud service to rule them all, Microsoft Azure has introduced a new Arm-based virtual machine in preview, based on Ampere Altra chips.
Microsoft Taps Ampere’s Arm CPUs for New Cloud Service
Microsoft is getting into the Arm server chip game with a new service from its Azure cloud-computing unit.
On Monday, the company launched a preview of virtual machines (VMs) on its Azure cloud service powered by Arm-based server CPUs from startup Ampere, ratcheting up the pressure on AMD and Intel in the data-center domain.
by James Morra
Microsoft announces preview of its first Arm-based Azure virtual machines
Microsoft Corp. said today it’s making its first-ever batch of Azure virtual machines powered by Ampere Computing LLC’s Arm-based Altra server chips available in preview.
by MIKE WHEATLEY
Hetzner Online announces cooperation with Ampere
Hetzner Online is one of the first European web hosting companies to place its trust in the expertise of the CPU manufacturer Ampere Computing. As part of this new cooperation, Hetzner is currently developing innovative ARM-based products to meet the market’s growing demand for modern IT infrastructure.
Ampere Goes Quantum: Get Your Qubits in the Cloud
In this instance, we recently spoke with a quantum computing company called Rigetti, who are working with Ampere Computing who make Arm-based cloud processors called Altra, who are planning to introduce a hybrid quantum/classical solution for the cloud in 2023.
Ampere Announces Custom Computing Cores as It Courts Cloud Customers
Ampere Computing Llc, founded by former Intel Corp President Renee James, said on Wednesday it will release a processor next year featuring its own custom-designed computing cores, joining a small group of custom chip companies that includes Apple Inc.
by Stephen Nellis
Ampere aims to race ahead of Intel and AMD in low-power cloud processors
Ampere has had a big year with the launch of two Altra server processors that have outgunned rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices in some key server features. Now the company plans to race ahead with even more powerful chips in the next couple of years, CEO Renee James told VentureBeat in an interview.
by Dean Takahashi
Ampere prepares to launch its first custom data center chips
Ampere, the server startup that is betting on bringing Arm-based chips to the data center and edge, is hosting its annual media day today. With the 80-core Altra and 128-core Altra Max, the company already offers a platform that can rival and outperform those of competitors like Intel and AMD in many common scenarios — and Altra Max is now in production and shipping.
by Frederic Lardinois
Ampere Planning Custom Arm Cores at 5nm and Beyond
Ampere this morning is updating the market on some of its progress. There appears to be a lot happening with the company, and we have certainly been hearing more about them from customers over the past few quarters. As part of an event we were pre-briefed on, the company is announcing a number of new details, some are going to be a big surprise. Perhaps the biggest is in the headline, that the company is designing its own custom cores.
by Patrick Kennedy
Ampere Teases Next-Gen Altra CPUs, Microsoft Customer Win
Since launching its first data center chip, the 80-core Ampere Altra, last year, the company has had several high-profile wins including Cloudflare, Equinix, and Oracle. Today, the company added Microsoft to its list of customers, as the cloud giant plans to use Altra to meet its lofty 2030 carbon-neutrality goals, said Jeff Wittich, chief product officer at Ampere.
by Tobias Mann
Ampere Submits Laudable Progress Report
Ampere Computing is on a roll. The company’s 80-core Altra processor (released in 2020) is racking up customers, several of which Ampere has finally made public. Its 128-core Altra Max is sampling now, and it’s just about as fast as Ampere suggested it would be. In an interview with EE Times, CEO Renee James called it “just a screamer.” The Altra Max’s successor (still unnamed) is on schedule to sample in 2022.
by Brian Santo
Ampere Says Microsoft, Tencent Are Customers, Unveils New Design
Startup aims to make a dent in Intel’s grip on server chips Companies are racing to build new systems to run AI software
by Ian King
Ampere Roadmap Update: Switching to In-House CPU Designs, 128+ 5nm Cores in 2022
Today we’re covering some news of the more unusual type, and that is a roadmap update from Ampere, and having a closer look what the company is planning in terms of architectural and microarchitectural choices of their upcoming next-generation server CPUs in 2022 and onwards.
by Andrei Frumusanu
Ampere Altra Performance Shows It Can Compete With - Or Even Outperform - AMD EPYC & Intel Xeon
For deep learning workloads like measured by TNN, the Ampere Altra 2P did manage to come successfully in front of the EPYC 7742 2P and Xeon Platinum 8280 2P servers. Not only was the Ampere Altra Q80-33 performing the best, but the combined 2P CPU power consumption was much lower than the Intel and AMD competition.
by Michael Larabel
Amazon and Apple Are Powering a Shift Away From Intel’s Chips
The change is being driven by Apple and Amazon, two tech behemoths that are cutting their dependence on the Intel chip technology that has long controlled most personal computers and larger server systems. Instead, the companies are increasingly leaning on homegrown chips that were designed using technology that Arm, a British company, licenses for smartphones and other consumer products.
by Don Clark