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Chinese company is working on ARM server chip with 64 cores
The Chinese company Pythium Technology is working on an ARM processor with 64 cores, memory and cache controllers onto a single which. The processor is designed for enterprise servers and cloud computing.
Pythium was founded in 2012 and intends to become the largest CPU and ASIC supplier from China, according to the presentation, which gave the company at the Hot Chips conference in the US Cupertino. The Mars-chip Pythium is intended for applications that require a lot of processing power, memory and bandwidth. The company is still working on Earth, a less high-END PROCESSOR about which little is known and which is intended for scalable applications.
Mars is made up of eight ‘panels’ wherein each panel has eight cores. A panel features 4MB of L2 cache that Mars as a whole has about 32MB of L2. The cores are based on a “Xiaomi’ design that nothing with the Chinese smartphone manufacturers do seem to have. It is in any case cores based on the ARMv8 architecture that may have 32KB L1 instruction and 32KB data cache.
Furthermore, Mars eight controllers called Pythium CMC’s. These service between sixteen DDR3-1600-kanelen and 128MB L3 cache. There are also two PCI-E 3.0 interfaces. The chip has dimensions of 25×25 millimeters, runs at 2GHz and is produced in 28nm. The TDP is 120W. According to the Chinese automaker, the amount of computing power on 512gflops.
Pythium will include the competition with Qualcomm, Cavium and AMD contract, which also work on efficient server chips based on ARM. Intel is also working on efficient server chips. When Mars and Earth have to come from is not known.
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