Data Center Server – First 10 Nanometer Processor by Qualcomm

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies Incorporated, which is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced the world’s first and only to date 10 nanometer data center server processor. A nanometer is a unit of measurement used to measure length. One nanometer is one billionth of a meter.

Qualcomm has named this microprocessor the Qualcomm Centriq 2400. This is an Advanced RISC Machines processor. This processor was designed for datacenter cloud usage.

“Today’s announcement is an important achievement and the culmination of more than four years of intense design, development and ecosystem enablement effort. We have designed the most advanced Arm-based server processor in the world that delivers high performance coupled with the highest energy efficiency, enabling our customers to realize significant cost savings.”

Anand Chandrasekher
Senior vice president and general manager
Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies Incorporated

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There are 18 billion transistors in just 398 millimeters squared space. There are 48 single threaded core processors running up to 2.6 gigahertz. These cores are connected with a two directional bus with 250 gigabytes per second speed.

Every two cores has 512 Kilobytes of shared level 2 cache. There are 6 channels of Dynamic Data Rate memory. Up to 768 gigabytes of dynamic random access memory is supported.

This 10 nanometer microprocessor allegedly only consumes less than 120 watts. This processor retails at $1,995. Qualcomm claims their Centriq 2460 which has 48 single cores, out performs Intel’s highest performing Skylake processor by greater than 4 times and up to 45 percent better performance per watt. This comparison was performed against the Intel Xeon Platinum 818.

This Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is designed for cloud based computing. Some large billion dollar corporations participated in testing this processor in their cloud based data centers.

* Alibaba
* LinkedIn
* Cloudflare
* American Megatrends
* Hewlett Packard
* Microsoft
* Red Hat
* Samsung
* Uber

Demonstrations were performed with certain cloud based applications.

* hip hop virtual machine
* mongodb
* apache spark
* openstack platform
* varnish
* scylladb