After unveiling their GFX servers based on Marvell ARM Cortex A9 SoC at Computex 2012, Mitac announced their new 7-Star server at Computex 2013. This new server is based on Applied Micro X-Gene SoC featuring ARMv8 architecture, and is one of the first, if not the first, 64-Bit ARM server ever.
The key features of Mitac Server are as follows:
- 18x Front-loaded Computing Blades in 4U (176mm x 440mm x 650mm)
- Server Blade Spec
- SSI uModule v1.0 complaint
- (1) ARMv8 compliant 64-bit SoC /blade
- (2) DDR3 DIMM slots, and (2) 2.5” SATA 3.0 HDD support
- (1) 10G SFP+ and (1) GbE port
- IPMI V2.0 compliant
- Pass-through Ethernet Module
- Chassis Management
- Hot-swap FAN and (2+1) RPSU support
It will be available by the end of the year. That’s about all I know for now, but more information should eventually come up on Mitac 7-Star page.
Via PC Perspective.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Nice, how many points matches in antutu? 😀 I am jokering. Great News, its a big step to get a Personal computer based on ARM.
It’s a good step in terms of 64-Bit ARM software support, but this particular SoC is only for server applications (in datacenters), it offers 10GbE bandwidth and support for SATA, but there’s no video output at all. I don’t remember announcements about Cortex A57 SoC for laptops/tablets, maybe I overlooked it, or just forgot about it.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) Whilst the initial arm-64 stuff is clearly for servers, if they are viable and competitive it is only a matter of time before they go beyond that.
AMD finally realising that hitching themselves to the wintel train isn’t a long-term strategy can’t hurt either. It will certainly be interesting to see their take on the ARM-64 cpu’s when they come out.
With a certainty – the highly competitive and wide-open environment from all the ARM licensees is only going to benefit the end consumer.
No, this is not an A57. Applied Micro have a v8 architecture license.
Yep, it seems correct. Applied Micro are doing their own ARMv8 cores, I’ll change that. Thanks.