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Ampere Readies 256-Core CPU Beast, Awaits the AI Inference Wave


Ampere Computing is targeting AI inference workloads with the upcoming release of its 256-core CPU, leveraging high-performance cores and memory bandwidth improvements. This processor architecture aims to compete with GPUs, typically preferred for AI tasks, by providing cost-effective inference capabilities integrated into the CPU socket. Ampere's strategy incorporates advanced manufacturing processes and a chiplet design, potentially changing the server CPU market dynamics for AI applications.

  • 256-core CPU
  • AI inference focus
  • Enhanced memory
  • Chiplet architecture
  • 3nm process tech