Taking cloud-scale computing to the next level

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Marvell has entered a broader strategic partnership with Arm, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, to accelerate the design and development of next-generation Marvell ThunderX server processor technology.

This new agreement includes dedicated Arm support for Marvell’s R&D in the server processor technology area for at least three more years. As a result, Marvell can further expand its Arm-based server products and roadmap to enable the next generation of cloud and data centre infrastructure.

Marvell and Arm have closely collaborated over the last decade to launch an alternative to the x86 computing market. Marvell says its ThunderX2, based on the Armv8-A architecture, is the industry’s most widely supported Arm-based server processor. It is designed to provide higher performance, lower power, and reduce total cost of ownership versus currently deployed architectures.

“Marvell has demonstrated innovative silicon and software technologies to deliver high-performance Arm-based solutions across the infrastructure market,” said Rene Haas, president of Arm’s IP Products Group.“With this expanded partnership, Marvell is now well positioned to develop and ramp some of the most advanced server processor technology in the world.”