Today’s cloud-scale data center operators look for three key benefits from their next-generation server and connectivity products: high performance, high density and low power consumption. The outcomes include a great end-user experience, lower operating costs and a greener planet. Ampere’s custom designed Arm® processors are purpose-built for large-scale public and private cloud environments. Our cloud solutions deliver advantages through our performant cores, high-speed connectivity, memory throughput, carrier-grade reliability, more retrieve-and-compute capability in an existing data center footprint while lowering power and operating costs substantially.
What if you could obtain cloud compute performance as good or better than today’s deployed hardware, at higher density and higher bandwidth, and with a significant reduction in power consumption and operating costs?
A unique, new designed, high performance, custom core Arm®v8 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3 GHz specifically designed for cloud servers.
High performance memory bandwidth and leading memory capacity for cloud work loads
Highly-integrated mixed signal I/O including PCIE Gen 3, SATA Gen 3 and USB
Custom high-performance on-chip fabric designed to connect CPUs, memory and I/O
Enterprise-class RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability)
Full virtualization support
Integrated security features
Advanced power management
Arm server base system architecture (SBSA) and server base boot requirements(SBBR) standards compliance
Unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) compliant BIOS
Enterprise grade operating system support
The Ampere platform represents a completely new, processor architecture tailored for the emerging growth of cloud computing and next-generation data centers. It provides a quick and out-of-box experience to get started with the deployment of any desired workload on the hardware platform.
Featuring custom high-performance Armv8 cores, the device is the first to couple an advanced 64-bit Arm architecture with unique network and storage offload engines, as well as integrated Ethernet. The highly integrated, purpose-built Ampere solution delivers the highest performance, lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for private and public clouds.
The platform features:
19” chassis with an evaluation board featuring a built-in power supply, DRAM memory, storage disks and networking
Boot and power management firmware
Arm Trusted Firmware (ATF)
AMI® AptioV UEFI BIOS with support for all the device peripherals, VGA and a configuration GUI
CentOS operating system
GCC and LLVM tool chains
AMI® MEGARAC BMC firmware for baseboard management