Marvell has debuted a quad-core, ARM-based cloud computing SoC. Known as the Armada XP, the chip integrates four 1.6GHz CPU cores with a host of I/O peripherals.
According to Marvell co-founder Weili Dai, the Armada XP delivers the "best" performance per watt and can be scaled to power high performance networking web servers, as well as high volume home server products, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and media servers.
The enterprise-oriented processor - which is based on ARM’s v7 MP compatible CPU - integrates 2 MB of L2 cache and supports 64-bit DDR3 memory interface with ECC at an 800MHz clock rate.
The SoC also combines quad x4 PCI-express (PCI-e) interfaces, multiple USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA ports, security engine and other I/O peripherals.
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