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Qualcomm is bringing the leading edge to the data center, exec says

09 Dec 2016

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies has started commercial sampling and conducted a live demonstration of the world's first 10nm server processor.

According to Qualcomm, the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series has up to 48-cores and is built on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process technology.  

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series also features the Qualcomm Falkor CPU, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies' custom ARMv8-compliant core, delivering both high performance and power efficiency.

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies aims to reshape the future of datacenter computing by delivering innovative server SoCs that leverage the ARM ecosystem, providing customers with a choice in high-end server processors. 

"The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality," says Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies.

"Qualcomm requires the leading edge of integrated circuit technology to deliver high performance at low power for the newest premium smartphones. We are first in 10nm IC technology for mobile, and leveraging our expertise in ARM processors and system on chip design, we are the first with our Qualcomm Centriq family of server processors to bring the leading edge to the datacenter."

Recently, Qualcomm demonstrated Apache Spark and Hadoop on Linux and Java running on a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor.

It was only a couple months ago that a Qualcomm subsidiary acquired semiconductor manufacturer NXP. The price was approx $47 billion, including the purchase of $110 per share in cash for all of NXP's issued and outstanding common shares. 

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