ARM, Red Hat and AppliedMicro Aim to Develop Disruptive 64-bit Server
Collaborate to Deliver Disruptive Hardware and Open Source Software for the
Cloud, Data Center and Enterprise
ARM TechCon 2012
CAMBRIDGE, England & RALEIGH, N.C. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- October 25, 2012
ARM, Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
(NASDAQ:AMCC) today announced a collaboration that aims to develop a
disruptive 64-bit server design platform to dramatically lower the total cost
of ownership (TCO) of cloud computing, data centers and enterprises.
Fully compliant with the ARMv8 architecture, the AppliedMicro X-Gene™ Server
on a Chip™ has been purpose-built for cloud and enterprise server deployment
to deliver unprecedented low power, high performance and integration, with the
goal of changing the way servers are designed for cloud, data center and
Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, is actively
engaged in developing support within the Fedora community for the new 64-bit
ARMv8 architecture, also known as AArch64.
“We have a multi-year history in the ARM space, and already have our
community-powered Fedora Linux distribution running on AppliedMicro hardware
in our labs,” said Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat. “Red Hat is
collaborating with AppliedMicro to enable support for ARM's 64-bit ARMv8
architecture used in the upcoming X-Gene Server-on-Chip designs. We aim to
have a remix of Fedora 19 available in time to support the roll out of that
“We are excited to support AppliedMicro’s innovation as it develops 64-bit ARM
powered server system-on-a-chips,” said Tom Cronk, deputy general manager,
processor division, ARM. “ARM’s business model is centered on partnership, and
this collaboration is a further example of ARM ensuring that a compelling
software ecosystem coalesces. The ecosystem will enable the industry to take
full advantage of the device innovation and integration underway for
deployment in the server market.”
“The X-Gene platform is designed to enable web front end, big data, search and
grid farm applications at a price/performance level previously not seen,” said
Vinay Ravuri, general manager, X-Gene, AppliedMicro. “Open source is a key
piece of the equation that, when combined with our fully integrated,
purpose-built Server-on-Chip, delivers the cost efficiency, power and
performance needed to serve evolving data center workloads. We believe this
collaboration with ARM and Red Hat will transform the cloud server market.”
A demonstration of the initial support for the X-Gene platform being added to
the Fedora Linux distribution will be held by Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect
at Red Hat, at the upcoming 2012 ARM TechCon on November 1 at 11:00 a.m.
during a panel “ARM 64-bit Architecture and the Ecosystem: The Intersection of
Open Software and Hardware,” co-hosted by ARM and AppliedMicro.
AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for
public and enterprise clouds, telco, enterprise embedded applications, 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.
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products,
from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging,
automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering
includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling
software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products,
peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design
services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner
community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable
path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM at
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