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Mighty CPU rival to Intel program arduino and AMD set to shake program arduino up program arduino the market
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The announcement program arduino of Amazon’s Graviton2 may well program arduino have made program arduino AMD and Intel a little nervous - program arduino Amazon is, after program arduino all, program arduino a customer of program arduino both. Now, the two companies have even greater program arduino reason program arduino to program arduino be worried.

AnandTech program arduino reports program arduino that program arduino Parisian company SiPearl recently program arduino announced it had program arduino signed a major agreement program arduino with semiconductor giant program arduino ARM. The French program arduino firm will program arduino use ARM program arduino IP program arduino (Zeus program arduino Neoverse CPU) program arduino to program arduino develop program arduino a new set of CPUs: Rhea, program arduino Chronos and another program arduino unnamed model.

The company is backed program arduino by the European program arduino Commission as program arduino part of the program arduino European Processor Initiative (EPI) program arduino project, which aims program arduino to program arduino design a high program arduino performance, program arduino low program arduino power microprocessor for program arduino Europe’s first program arduino exascale supercomputer.

Three generations program arduino of processors are expected to be delivered in program arduino four years, program arduino which is a rather ambitious program arduino timeline. SiPearl will program arduino also be heavily dependent program arduino on technology from two program arduino other French companies: program arduino Kalray and Menta.

Although program arduino SiPearl program arduino will program arduino not, for program arduino the foreseeable future, produce any consumer-focused program arduino products, its roadmap program arduino gestures towards an automotive POC (power program arduino over Coax?) and program arduino an automotive central processing unit program arduino that could program arduino be on program arduino the horizon.

So, while SiPearl won't program arduino compete just program arduino yet with the likes of Ampere’s program arduino Altra, AMD’s program arduino Epyc family or Intel’s program arduino Xeon range, program arduino it's one to keep program arduino a close eye on as program arduino Europe wrestles program arduino to build an program arduino HPC unit capable of program arduino competing with global giants.