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Marvell ThunderX3 Server Solution

3rd Generation of Marvell CPU
Incredibly High Core Count to Hit the ARM Platform
With ThunderX3, Marvell is upping the ante as it will be offering very compelling performance, power efficiency, and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The ThunderX3 is aimed at cloud and HPC computing workloads that benefit from higher core count, higher thread count, and better memory latencies. GIGABYTE has supported the expansion of the ARM64 platform by creating the R281 series of servers that support ThunderX2, and GIGABYTE will be ready for ThunderX3. GIGABYTE sees great potential in the arm64 platform and the incredibly high core count that is achievable in one CPU, and GIGABYTE anticipates an even higher core count in the ThunderX3 as it launches late 2020.
Why Marvell ThunderX3 Server Solution
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    GIGABYTE has partnered with ARM in the past, and the strategic partnership ensures ARM architecture integrated servers will reduce TTM and accelerate future design and develpment.

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    Architecture Improvement

    The densely packed CPU eliminates the need for dual CPU systems while retaining improved performance and efficiency.

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    Multitasking Powerhouse

    Ideal for the cloud where multiple simultaneous requests and consistent performance are essential, thus high core count CPUs are desired.

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    NVIDIA Support

    NVIDIA's GPU and CUDA platform are compatible with Marvell's ThunderX family on ARM64 found in GIGABYTE servers.

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    Green Savings

    Greater performance/watt compared to competition, and the next gen ThunderX3 will continue to improve the ARM architecture value.

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    Together We Benefit

    GIGABYTE has developed products with ARM for almost 10 years. And will be ready to deliver new ARM architecture systems to the market.

The Evolution of ThunderX ARM Servers
Marvell ThunderX3 Server Solution: 3rd Generation of Marvell CPU
The Way to ARM ServerReady
Customers want the OS to “Just work” without customization. GIGABYTE is one of the major players in the ARM ServerReady program.
Marvell ThunderX3 Server Solution Transforms Your Business
  • Cloud Servers

    Cloud servers need high core count CPUs because they are employed in an environment where many requests are needed to be handled at the same time. Furthermore, storage access and tasks are needed to be completed faster. All while delivering energy efficiency.

  • Edge Servers

    Edge servers need fast real-time computing on site, as they don't bounce processing to a main server. Likewise, they need an adequate storage capacity. By having the work done on site, there is a reduced data security risk.

  • HPC Servers

    High Performance Computing servers are the real workhorses and need high performing CPUs. Also, since HPC servers often work in clusters where GPU intensive work is done, high memory bandwidth is important to support virtual machines.

You May Be Curious
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Who is ARM and what do they do?
ARM is a supplier of semiconductor IP. ARM creates a computer architecture that it licenses to companies that want to implement its design, just as Marvell has done in their ThunderX family of CPUs.
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Why choose ARM servers?
There are several important reasons. The Price/Peformance with a high core count CPU eliminates need for dual CPU systems, and allows the single CPU to do all work in parallel. Also, the ARM64 platform has application in Cloud and HPC, but can be used for Virtualization and Edge Computing as well. Furthermore, ARM64 architecture CPUs can be sourced from many suppliers.
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What is the main advantage of the Marvell ThunderX family of CPUs?
Besides having 2 generations of ThunderX family CPUs on ARM64, there is an even more impressive CPU coming out this year. The upcoming ThunderX3 will be 96 cores with 384 threads per processor making it perfect for Cloud. As well, the extreme low latency makes it a solution for HPC systems. And GIGBAYTE will have a server to accomodate it too.
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Is ARM compatible with Nvidia GPUs?
Yes. NVIDIA has confirmed that NVIDIA made a reference design platform for NVIDIA GPUs on ARM, and NVIDIA's CUDA-X software is compatible on ARM for supercomputing.
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Where can I buy a GIGABYTE server?
GIGABYTE has sales offices in many countries around the world. Consumers can find the nearest distributor or system integrator contact information from the GIGABYTE website (
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How long is GIGABYTE's server product warranty?
The warranty period for GIGABYTE's server motherboards and barebones servers is dependent on many factors. Confirm with your seller.
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If my GIGABYTE server products are out of warranty, are there any repair options available?
Yes. First, in order to confirm that your warranty has expired, you can submit an online RMA request and we will determine if your product is indeed out of warranty. If the board/system is out of warranty, there will be a cost involved if you wish to have it fixed by GIGABYTE.
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