Qualcomm demos world’s first 10nm server processor

Chipset major Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies has conducted a live demonstration of the world’s first 10nm server processor, while announcing commercial sampling.

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series, the first in the Qualcomm Centriq product family, has up to 48-cores and is built on the 10nm FinFET process technology.

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 features the Qualcomm Falkor CPU, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ custom ARMv8-compliant core to deliver high performance, power efficiency, and tackle the most common datacenter workloads.

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies is uniquely positioned to address the needs of cloud customers seeking new server solutions optimized for total cost of ownership, while meeting performance, efficiency and power demands.

The US-based Qualcomm, which competes with Intel in the data center processer space, aims to reshape the future of datacenter computing by delivering server processors that leverage the ARM ecosystem, providing customers with a choice in high-end server processors.

“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,” said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies.

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies demonstrated Apache Spark and Hadoop on Linux and Java running on a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor series is now sampling to key customers and is expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2017.