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."