Ampere, NVIDIA Extend AICAN Gaming Platform Ecosystem
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ampere Computing and NVIDIA today announced the extension of the AICAN (pronounced “eye-CAN”) game-streaming platform to support more game environments and global partners using dense Arm + GPU platforms.
The AICAN hardware streaming platform uses dual-socket Ampere® Altra® Max CPUs totaling an industry-leading 256 cores and up to four NVIDIA® A16 GPUs to enable the running, rendering and streaming of games to any remote streaming device.
The platform, which launched last year in China to service Arm-compatible mobile games, has since expanded to support high-resolution games up to 4K and a growing list of titles, enabling a richer experience for gamers, game developers and cloud gaming service providers worldwide.
AICAN is now capable of supporting up to 160 concurrent sessions at 720p 30 frames per second, or up to 64 concurrent sessions at 1080p 60 fps. This ensures that the platform can handle the growing demand for high-resolution game streaming and accommodate more users simultaneously.
The AICAN platform is optimized for use with NVIDIA GPUs that provide end-to-end rendering, in-line encoding and low-latency streaming. To support smooth, high-resolution streaming, excellent quality of service and dense concurrent users, AICAN demands faster networking options available through NVIDIA ConnectX® SmartNICs and BlueField® DPUs. Dedicated engineering and quality-assurance teams make it easy for partners to quickly integrate the platform and keep up with the latest titles.
Software providers including Canonical have embraced the AICAN platform to offer out-of-the-box complete solutions through scalable products like Canonical Anbox Cloud, which enables service providers and platform suppliers to use the full breadth of available features using Android container hosting to provide dense cloud-native game streaming.
AICAN has also expanded to include new systems from manufacturers, such as Supermicro’s recently introduced Mt. Hamilton ARS-210M-NR Modular system, GIGABYTE G242-P35, Inspur Aoqin and Huaqin P6410. These platforms have been prequalified through the AICAN collaboration, offering service providers and end customers of gae-streaming services the confidence to build, develop and play at scale.
AICAN represents a significant step forward for the gaming industry, providing a powerful, reliable and scalable platform for game developers, publishers and distributors. The platform’s expanded ecosystem, including full solution suppliers like Canonical and others, has made AICAN available worldwide through more server manufacturers than ever.
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