Mainboard HiSilicon D02 can carry up to 64 cores ARM Cortex

Mainboard HiSilicon D02 can carry up to 64 cores ARM Cortex

Slowly but surely, the ARM architecture continues to conquer the server segment. Thus, recently the company HiSilicon demonstrated a working prototype of a dual processor motherboard, and each processor can carry on board up to 32 cores ARM Cortex-A57, clocked at 2.1 GHz. This is one of the fastest option ARM, using a set of instructions ARMv8-A. Architecture conveyor with extraordinary superscalar instruction execution.

This proprietary HiSilicon processors codenamed PhosphorV660. They can have 16 or 32 core Cortex-A57 and a 1 MB second level cache and 32 MB cache in the third level. Dual-channel memory subsystem, four DDR3 slots on the processor. To store the BIOS / UEFI chips used steam capacity of 158 Mbps, in addition to the board uses 1 GB of flash memory. 64 cores in total look seriously enough to pose a threat to a number of solutions based on Intel x86, but the prototype is equipped with a long 16-core processor. The full version will be available a little later.

In addition, the board can boast twelve SAS 3.0 ports with a capacity of 12 Gbit / s, two Gigabit Ethernet controllers and two desyatigigabitnymi port SFP +. For connecting peripherals such as controllers, RAID, on board has four slots PCI Express x8, two for each processor. Form factor motherboard is compatible with SSI-EEB / E-ATX, and it can work with the operating system Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE or Fedora.

Mainboard HiSilicon D02 can carry up to 64 cores ARM Cortex updated: February 19, 2015 author: John Malkovich