SOUTHAMPTON, U.K., June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoftIron® today announced it will showcase its 64-bit ARMv8 based enterprise-grade server motherboard at the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), taking place in Leipzig, Germany from June 22-26, 2014. The SoftIron 64-0800 server motherboard introduces technology partner Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) 64-bit ARM-based Server on a Chip™ solution to the high performance computing and data-centre markets ISC attendees can see the technology first-hand in the AppliedMicro booth, No. 506.
"We are excited to announce the launch of the first production X-Gene 64-bit ARM enterprise server motherboard today," said Norman Fraser, CEO, SoftIron. "Our server motherboard delivers high performance 64-bit ARM enabled computing with full virtualisation to the enterprise space for the first time. Until now, all ARM based servers have been microservers; our server is the first ARM 'macroserver' which is a genuine alternative to mainstream x86 servers for a wide range of scale deployment scenarios."
SoftIron 64-0800 Server MotherboardSoftIron's 64-0800 server motherboard uses AppliedMicro's X-Gene ARMv8 64-bit Server-on-a-Chip technology. It offers up to twice the performance-per-watt of leading x86 alternatives and has the potential to be deployed at twice the rack density. Initially available in an eight core processor unit, the server boasts many power-saving and performance-enhancing innovations. Product features:
- MicroATX form factor motherboard
- 8 core ARM-based 64-bit X-Gene CPU
- 2x memory channels (240-pin 72bit DIMM) up to 128 GB memory
- 4x SATA 3.0 ports
- 2x 10GigE ports
- 2x 1GigE RJ45 ports
- 2x USB3.0 connector
- PCIe 3.0 (8-lane) connector