TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) and Canonical will demonstrate Icehouse, the latest OpenStack release using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a KVM virtualized environment on an X-Gene™ -based server rack, using Juju, MAAS and charms to orchestrate applications, databases and services. Onboard applications will include Elasticsearch, SugarCRM, Kibana, Logstash, Hadoop and MediaWiki. The demonstration is a significant proof point that leading scale-out cloud services are available on 64-bit ARM ® architecture. The demonstration builds on AppliedMicro's pioneering efforts in the development of ARM 64-bit server technology and comes on the heels of the company's inclusion in Canonical's Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab ( OIL). OIL makes it easier for ecosystem partners like AppliedMicro to assure the compatibility of the company's category-defining X-Gene Server on a Chip TM solution with the world's leading open cloud platform. "We are pleased to offer the first ARM 64-bit Server-on-a-Chip production silicon with full certification for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, including all the relevant server workloads and tools to allow commercial hyperscale deployments on X-Gene," said Gaurav Singh, vice president, AppliedMicro. "The X-Gene plus Ubuntu offering means enterprises can now capture substantial TCO savings for their scale-out data centers." "Ubuntu is the primary platform for the cloud – public, private or hybrid. Working with Applied Micro, we have delivered to the ARM ecosystem the ability to orchestrate server workloads at scale. X-Gene and Ubuntu provide a perfect platform for companies considering hyperscale deployments: outstanding performance, disruptive economics and fully automated management," said Christian Reis, VP Hyperscale at Canonical. In addition to a joint presentation from AppliedMicro and Canonical, AppliedMicro will discuss the product roadmap for the disruptive X-Gene SoC Cloud Server TM solution. This includes production of X-Gene and updates on X-Gene 2. Following the formal presentation, several Taiwan-based ODMs will showcase systems built on X-Gene during an expo session.
The invitation-only event, hosted by Digitimes, will take place at the Le Meridien Hotel in Taipei on May 30 at 9 a.m. Invitations may be requested by contacting Fu-Hsien (Sandy) Tsai at firstname.lastname@example.org or Racepoint Global at APM@racepointglobal.com.About AppliedMicro Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. www.apm.com . (C) Copyright 2014. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AppliedMicro, X-Gene, Server on a Chip, and Cloud Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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