Arm has lifted the lid on a new generation of Neoverse cores designed to deliver maximum performance and energy efficiency in the data center.
The flagship’s new core, Neoverse V2 (codenamed Demeter), is said to provide “market-leading integer performance” for cloud and HPC workloads, in addition to advances in hardware-based security.
Neoverse V2 will soon appear in Nvidia’s highly anticipated 72-core Grace CPU, which stated that it chose the new Arm platform for its unparalleled performance per watt.
Poor in the data center
In recent years, Arm-based processors were mainly found in smartphones and IoT devices, due to the high power consumption in relation to the performance they deliver. Meanwhile, the market for servers and workstations is dominated by Intel’s x86 architecture.
However, Arm has recently begun to make its way into the data center with its Neoverse platform, which is now the foundation for a host of performance chips, suitable for use in the cloud, HPC and the edge.
Cloud vendors such as AWS and Alibaba have also discovered the performance benefits of developing their own custom Arm-based silicon, rather than relying solely on Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC CPUs. There are indications that companies like Microsoft and Meta will soon follow suit.
Omdia’s latest data shows Arm-based CPUs are currently found in about 5% of servers, but the company expects to make significant progress in the coming years as heavy investments begin to pay off.
“The demand for data is insatiable, from 5G to the cloud to smart cities. As a society, we want more autonomy, information to fuel our decisions and habits, and connection – with people, stories and experiences,” said Arm.
“To meet these demands, tomorrow’s cloud infrastructure will have to cope with the coming data explosion and the effective processing of increasingly complex workloads… That is why the industry is increasingly looking at performance, energy efficiency, specialized processing and acceleration. of the workload enabled by Arm Neoverse to redefine and transform the world’s computing infrastructure.”
The company was also keen to highlight its broad software support for Arm-based silicon, a factor that may have previously counterbalanced the company’s platforms. Arm has pledged to continue working with partners to optimize cloud-native software, frameworks and workloads.
“No other technology provider offers the combination of speed, breadth and technological innovation that enables our robust ecosystem of partners and developers to act quickly and build the systems of tomorrow,” the company said.