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February 02, 2016

2015/10/8, Qualcomm,プリプロダクションのサーバー向けSoCを含むServer Development Platformの評価システムの出荷を開始したことを発表

拙著「クアルコムの次世代プラットフォーム戦略」などのフォローとして、クアルコムから2015/10/09にいただいたお知らせを掲載します。

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Qualcommは10月8日(米国時間)、プリプロダクションのサーバー向けSoCを含むServer Development Platform(SDP)の評価システムの出荷を開始したことを発表しました。

プレスリリース要約
- サーバー向け評価システム(Server Development Platform(SDP))のライブデモの実施と併せ、ティア1データセンターにサンプル出荷を開始したことを発表しました。

- 評価システムにはARMv8-Aインストラクションセットに対応したプリプロダクション版の24コアのSoCが含まれています。

- QualcommはXilinx社とMellanox社との協業を合わせて発表しました。

プレスリリース
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2015/10/08/qualcomm-makes-significant-advancements-its-server-ecosystem

Xilinx社とMellanox社との協業に関しては以下を確認ください。
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2015/10/08/qualcomm-and-xilinx-collaborate-deliver-industry-leading-heterogeneous
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2015/10/08/qualcomm-and-mellanox-collaborate-enable-advanced-cost-effective-data

サーバー及びSoC写真は添付を利用ください。

プレスリリース全文:

Qualcomm Makes Significant Advancements with its Server Ecosystem

Qualcomm Begins Shipping Evaluation System with Pre-production Server SoCs; Announces Technology Collaborations with Xilinx and Mellanox

SAN DIEGO Oct. 8, 2015 Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today made significant progress in its move to offer world-class server processors with a live demonstration of its Server Development Platform (SDP), which is now sampling to tier-one data centers. The system includes a pre-production version of 24-core System-on a-chip (SoC) based on the ARMv8-A instruction set. In two separate announcements, the company also disclosed technology collaborations with both Xilinx and Mellanox.
“The release of our evaluation system is a major milestone for Qualcomm Technologies. As data centers evolve to support the exponential growth and innovation in data, connectivity and cloud services, Qualcomm Technologies is creating an ecosystem to meet the needs of these next-generation data centers with Qualcomm-based server technologies,” says Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our customers are eager to test and evaluate our Server Development Platform and begin porting their software. We are incorporating their feedback into our product offering with the goal of ensuring system and software readiness by the time we are in full production.”
Targeted at hyperscale data center customers, Qualcomm Technologies’ server SoC technology is designed to tackle some of the most common data center workloads, including Infrastructure as-a Service (IaaS), Platform as-a Service (PaaS), big data and machine learning. In development for more than two years, the SDP includes a custom server-class 24-core SoC built using advanced FinFet technology. It integrates all of the standard server-class features including PCIe and storage. The first in a roadmap of production single-chip server SoCs will include a fully custom core built on FinFet technology and will be one of the most advanced server-class SoCs on the market.
The SDP was tested today running the entire software stack: Linux kernel version 4.2 along with KVM virtualization, OpenStack DevStack for OpenStack cloud orchestration, guest virtual machines running a standard Linux distribution along with Apache web server and WordPress.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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