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Huawei unveils industry’s highest-performance ARM-based CPU

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Huawei ‘s another latest release — TaiShan series servers showed up in three models – one with a focus on storage, another on high density, and the third one is focused on balancing both requirements.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has recently launched the industry’s highest-performance Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)-based CPU – Kunpeng 920. Reportedly, the new CPU is designed to boost the development of computing in big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native application scenarios. Moreover, Huawei will join with industry players to advance the ARM industry and foster an open, collaborative, and win-win ecosystem, taking computing performance to new heights.

The move takes place at a time when China is pushing to enhance its chip-making capabilities and reduce its heavy reliance on imports.

William Xu, Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer at Huawei, stated, “Huawei has continuously innovated in the computing domain in order to create customer value. We believe that, with the advent of the intelligent society, the computing market will see continuous growth in the future. Currently, the diversity of applications and data is driving heterogeneous computing requirements. Huawei has long partnered with Intel to make great achievements. Together we have contributed to the development of the ICT industry. Huawei and Intel will continue our long-term strategic partnerships and continue to innovate together.”

Moreover, William added, “At the same time, the ARM industry is seeing a new development opportunity. The Kunpeng 920 CPU and TaiShan servers newly released by Huawei are primarily used in big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native applications.”

The industry’s highest-performance ARM-based CPU

Kunpeng 920 is made using the cutting-edge 7nm process and was independently designed by Huawei based on ARMv8 architecture license. It significantly improves processor performance by optimizing branch prediction algorithms, increasing the number of OP units, and improving the memory subsystem architecture.

Moreover, at a typical frequency, the Kunpeng 920 CPU scores over 930 in the SPECint Benchmarks test, and is highly power efficient. It also boosts computing performance for data centers while slashing power consumption.

Furthermore, Kunpeng 920 integrates 64 cores at a frequency of 2.6 GHz. This chipset integrates 8-channel DDR4, and memory bandwidth exceeds incumbent offerings by 46%. System integration is also increased significantly through the two 100G RoCE ports. Kunpeng 920 supports PCIe 4.0 and CCIX interfaces and provides 640 Gbps total bandwidth. In addition, the single-slot speed is twice that of the incumbent offering, effectively improving the performance of storage and various accelerators.

Huawei TaiShan, an ARM-based server

Huawei also unveiled its TaiShan series servers powered by Kunpeng 920. The servers are built for big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native application scenarios. The ARM architecture is best suited for these scenarios with advantages in many-core and performance per watt.



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