Arm Limited, a semiconductor and software design company, announced the launch of two new platforms to address the requirement for faster time-to-market and optimal design points for cloud to edge applications in the era of 5G. The announcement follows up on the announcement of Arm Neoverse last year and the two new platforms, the Neoverse N1 platform and the Neoverse E1 platform, have been developed specifically to address the paradigm shift in the way data will be stored, processed, and managed.
Arm Neoverse N1: Accelerating the transformation to a scalable cloud to edge infrastructure
The Neoverse N1 platform, shows a staggering +60% integer performance improvement and 2.5x more performance on key cloud workloads. It also helps partners maximize the efficiency, performance, and area benefits of the Neoverse N1 platform by optimizing for leading-edge 7nm process technology to realize the benefits of highly advanced silicon manufacturing.
Going beyond raw compute performance, the Neoverse N1 platform was built from the ground up with infrastructure-class features including server-class virtualization, state-of-the-art RAS support, power and performance management, and system level profiling. The platform also includes a coherent mesh interconnect, industry-leading power efficiency, and a compact design approach for tighter integration, enabling scaling from 4- to 128-cores. This incredible scalability gives partners the flexibility to build diverse compute solutions by adding accelerators or other features with their own on-chip custom silicon. All of this enables companies to deliver solutions with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for infrastructure customers.
Arm Neoverse E1: Empowering the infrastructure to meet next-generation throughput demands
The explosion of data will require more than just increased compute performance; a second important dimension is moving the data around to be processed, analyzed, filtered, and stored. As the world transitions to 5G to address these throughput demands, network infrastructure is undergoing a significant transformation.
The Neoverse E1 platform was uniquely designed to enable the transition from 4G to a more scalable 5G infrastructure with more diverse compute requirements. Featuring an intelligent design for highly-efficient throughput, the Neoverse E1 achieves 2.7x throughput performance, 2.4x throughput efficiency, and over 2x compute performance compared to previous generations. It also delivers scalable throughput for edge to core data transport, supporting everything from a sub-35W base station all the way through to a multi-100GB router.
Accelerating the Arm ecosystem
“The world of a trillion connected devices and its surge of new data compute requirements are closer than you think. Our ecosystem, business model, and technology leadership has positioned the Arm architecture to be the preferred choice in building the next-generation infrastructure. Announcing these two new platforms today is more than just the launch of new products. They represent a seminal moment of change for a market that has been deprived of choice and economic flexibility for more than 20 years. As I mentioned, we are entering a new era of compute needs. Only Arm has a roadmap that is undaunted by the end of Moore’s Law and will deliver generational performance gains of 30% through 2021, combined with the freedom for our partners to customize and innovate based on market needs”, said Drew Henry, SVP and GM, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm
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