AMD's Andrew Feldman (above) showed off "Seattle," which he called the first 28 nm, 64 bit ARM-based server SoC, sampling "within weeks." The chip sports eight Cortex A57 cores running at 2 GHz or faster, supporting 64 GBytes og memory and 10 Gig Ethernet.
Feldman did not say whether Seattle uses AMD's Freedom Fabric, technology AMD acquired from his former startup SeaMicro. However, he predicted ARM SoCs will represent 25% of the datacenter server market by 2019.
"Smaller, lower-cost CPUs have always won," he said. "ARM will play a monstrous role in future datacenters."
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