Qualcomm reveals 24 core 64bit ARMv8-A server, and a deal with Xilinx

“Customers are eager to evaluate our Server Development Platform and begin porting their software,” said Qualcomm v-p Anand Chandrasekher. “We are incorporating their feedback into our product offering with the goal of ensuring system and software readiness by the time we are in full production.” The chip is designed to tackle data centre workloads including Infrastructure as-a Service (IaaS), Platform as-a Service (PaaS), big data and machine learning, said the firm. It integrates server-class features including PCIe and storage. In the demonstration, the SDP was running: Linux kernel version 4.2 along with KVM virtualisation, OpenStack DevStack for OpenStack cloud orchestration, guest virtual machines running a standard Linux distribution along with Apache web server and WordPress. In separate announcements, Qualcomm announced a deal with Xilinx and another with Mellanox. The Xilinx…


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