Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don’t hear much about Qualcomm’s processors in the server space, but the company is working to change that. They have partnered with another company called Packet to host the world’s 1st 10nm server processor for cloud developers.
Packet was founded in 2014 and their proprietary technology allows them to automate physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy as a way to provide on-demand compute and connectivity services. This is traditionally how those services are handled but Packet has found a way around this that Qualcomm feels is quite optimal. This allows their customers to build on Packet’s public cloud service and/or leverage their advanced automation software so they can roll out their own private compute infrastructure.
Qualcomm likes this innovative technology and they feel this type of hardware will be a major contributor to improving the performance of applications and services over the next few years. So to help accelerate this idea, Qualcomm has partnered with Packet and have introduced their latest in server architecture innovation with the company’s 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor. This collaboration will enable users to access and develop directly on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 chipset.
We’ll be seeing Packet showcase this consumable cloud platform at various developer conferences and providing attendees access to a number of demos that leveraging open source tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes. These demos will all be running on Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ ARM architecture-based servers so the company hopes this partnership will also help spawn a new wave of development on their platform.
For those interested, the series of events begins today at Red Hat’s AnsibleFest conference in London, and will also be present at Hashiconf in Austin, the Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles, and AnsibleFest in San Francisco.Source: prweb