5 Feb 2018 Santa Clara - A new company, Ampere, has been launched to address memory performance, cost, space and power constraints for emerging hyperscale Cloud applications and next-generation data centres. Ampere was born in and built for private and public Clouds and delivers customers reliable 64-bit Arm server processors with high memory performance and substantially lower power and total cost of ownership (TCO). The company is backed by The Carlyle Group.
Ampere processors offer a modern architecture with a unique, high performance, custom core Armv8-A 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3 GHz, 1TB of memory at a power envelope of 125 watts. The processors are sampling now and will be in production in the second half of the year.
The leadership team is comprised of semiconductor and Cloud computing experts, including several well-known architects from the industry. Renee James, former president of Intel, is the CEO.
"We have an opportunity with Cloud computing to take a fresh approach with products that are built to address the new software ecosystem", stated Renee James. "The workloads moving to the Cloud require more memory, and at the same time, customers have stringent requirements for power, size and costs. The software that runs the Cloud enables Ampere to design with a different point of view. The Ampere team's approach and architecture meets the expectation on performance and power and gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of the most memory-intensive applications and workloads such as AI, Big Data, storage and database in their next-generation data centres."