AppliedMicro and Codethink Announce Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of ARMv8-A Architecture

MANCHESTER UK and SUNNYVALE CA -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and Codethink announce a joint collaboration to accelerate and foster the adoption of ARMv8-A architecture. As a first result of this collaboration, Codethink is now offering a complete big-endian Linux stack for the 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture, with support for multiple languages and runtime environments, including C, C++, Fortran, Java and Python.

The platform is designed to support a variety of traditional enterprise applications, with full support for big-endian memory access without the need for specialized compilers, offering a wider range of sourcing options for this class of workload. Based on Linux 4.0, the full suite of GNU tools is available, along with tooling to customize delivery of target appliances for the data center, offering the first opportunity to deploy big-endian enterprise workloads on server-class ARM hardware.

"Commercial availability AppliedMicro's X-Gene(R) Server on a Chip(R) solution is a game changer, offering cloud and enterprise customers a viable alternative to the status quo," said Paul Sherwood, CEO of Codethink. "Our ability to enhance and customize Linux stacks allows for seamless integration into product data center environments."

"Codethink's platforms and X-Gene together represent a powerful set of solutions for data center operators seeking to reduce power consumption while maintaining throughput and latency metrics," said Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro. "Codethink's strong track record in the embedded market will also be attractive to end users of our HeliX(TM) line of embedded processor SoCs."

Codethink's Linux enhancements and open source contributions are already helping to facilitate adoption of X-Gene in production environments.

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