|[April 26, 2012]
AppliedMicro Unveils Apache Web Server Running on World's First 64-bit ARM® Implementation
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC (News - Alert)) today announced the
world's first web server implementation running on a 64-bit ARM
v8-compliant processor. This demonstration of an open-source web server
application represents another critical milestone for X-Gene™,
AppliedMicro's (News - Alert) "Server-on-a-Chip" solution designed to power
next-generation cloud-computing data centers and reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO). It also represents the first 64-bit ARM (News - Alert) development
vehicle for the ecosystem community that will aid in the acceleration of
server system development.
X-Gene world's first web server implementation running on a 64-bit ARM v8-compliant processor. (Photo: Business Wire)
Since first announcing X-Gene in October of 2011, AppliedMicro has
evolved the initial multi-core server-on-a-chip (SOC) implementation to
a full-scale server running real applications. This enables OEMs, ODMs,
Cloud Service Providers, Independent Software Vendors and other
development partners to conduct early stage performance benchmarking and
software development in parallel with silicon development.
The X-Gene platform features multi-core ARM v8-compliant 64-bit
processors and a high performance memory subsystem. It also offers a
cloud server I/O featuring an integrated Ethernet NIC (News - Alert), and other
communications interfaces for connecting external peripherals. Other
hardware highlights include:
Multi-core ARM v8 running SMP with L1, L2, and L3 Caches
System memory to host Linux and other server applications
Coherent fabric, SOC peripherals and associated bridges
The platform is capable of running a full LAMP software stack featuring
open-source Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
The X-Gene SOC solution addresses the fundamental data center problems
of performance, power and total cost of data center ownership. As the
number of users generating and accessing unstructured content on the Web
explodes globally, the need for power-efficient, high-throughput Web
servers capable of handling distributed workloads increases. X-Gene
enables Web servers to handle dynamic content while delivering
industry-leading TCO improvements for warehouse scale vendors and
hosting providers. Platforms are now shipping to top-tier hardware
customers and operating system vendors in both North America and Asia.
"This is the first time the world is seeing a mature, fully-functional
server platform running a real-world application on 64-bit ARM-based
processor," said Vinay Ravuri, Vice President and General Manager of
Processor (News - Alert) Products at AppliedMicro. "As a result, AppliedMicro has
already secured key strategic customers and partners around the world
and has been enabling them with the tools they need to get started in
advance of silicon. This web server emulates a live content delivery
application featuring rich video, audio and text, and demonstrates the
robustness and readiness of our next generation cloud server solution."
X-Gene multi-core processors offer disruptive performance at a fraction
of the power and total cost of existing solutions. With compelling
single-thread performance and right-sized memory and I/O, X-Gene
revolutionizes next generation cloud server form factor designs.
AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions
for telco, enterprise, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With
a heritage of innovation in high-speed connectivity and high-performance
computing, AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically
lower total cost of ownership for service provider and data center
infrastructures. AppliedMicro's corporate headquarters are located in
Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located
throughout the world. For further information regarding AppliedMicro,
visit the company's Web site at http://www.apm.com.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC, AppliedMicro, and the
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Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the
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