Discovering New Levels of Core Dense Systems for Cloud
Once again, Ampere Computing pushes the envelope with CPU technology in its new range of in-house designed Arm-based processors, AmpereOne Family, with a CPU core count going beyond Ampere's prior gen that topped at 128 CPU cores. In this regard, there is no overlap with the preexisting product lines, Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max processors. This new generation of AmpereOne Family starts at 136 cores and goes up to 192 cores, completing the product line to fulfill every kind of application. While they don't have simultaneous multithreading (SMT) like x86 processors, the 1:1 ratio of cores to threads is more ideal for cloud-native workloads. Afterall, AmpereOne Family is squarely focused on cloud service providers (CSPs).
"AmpereOne Family is about more. More cores, more I/O, more memory, more performance, more cloud features,” said Jeff Wittich, Chief Product Officer at Ampere. “With our Ampere Custom Cloud Native Cores, this is the next step in the break from the constraints of legacy compute. No other CPU comes close. It is about cloud scale with the maximum performance per rack.
Redefine Performance with AmpereOne™ Family Processors
Ampere Computing designed an in-house Arm processor using chiplets
More tasks can be done simultaneously and faster with dedicated custom cores
Increased I/O throughput achieving 128GB/s bandwidth in x16 lanes
Doubling of L2 private cache compared to prior gen Ampere CPU
Increased memory throughput and higher DDR5 capacity per DIMM
Added to list of data formats that includes: FP16, FP32, and INT8
Advantages of AmpereOne™ Family
Predictable High Performance
192 single-threaded cores at a consistent 3.0GHz is ideal for cloud. Also, large private caching and memory management features for consistency.
High CPU core count allows for dense computing and increases the number of cores per rack, and efficiently in GIGABYTE servers that are VM dense.
192 Ampere cores running below 400W is a great achievement. Greater efficiency = reduces the carbon footprint and does within rack power constraints.
GIGABYTE Servers for AmpereOne™ Family
- Form Factors: 1U and 2U
- CPU Sockets: Single and Dual socket
- GPU Support: Up to 3 x Dual slot GPUs
- Storage Options: Hybrid and Gen4 NVMe or SATA
- Power Supplies: Titanium or Platinum rated
Cloud native operations prefer high core count CPUs because they are utilized in an environment where many requests are needed to be handled concurrently, and they use multi-tenancy architecture with multiple instances for users. It becomes even more important when VM is utilized, making traditional multi-threading technology less critical than having more physical cores. With the lower Watt/core, AmpereOne™ Family processors make it possible to achieve up to 3 times the physical core count in a single rack under the same power limitations.
AI Inference has started to take place in every aspect in our lives, from heavy computing data centers to the daily use of smartphones. While it can be run on traditional server setups with GPUs installed, the hardware requirements are much lower than those for AI training. With AmpereOne™ Family processors, which are based on the Arm v8.6 ISA and feature vector engines, systems can easily perform AI inference in a GPU-less environment, leading to a significant reduction in costs.