A new Arm-based CPU with 128 cores will send the chills to Intel and AMD

Chinese bare metal and server hosting company Alibaba Cloud prepares to test a new type of instance powered by custom Arm-based silicon.

The new Yitian 710 server processor, first unveiled in Octobersupports Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances powered by a varying number of vCPUs, each associated with a physical core.