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

Codethink's Contributions to ARM Software Ecosystem Facilitate Commercial Deployment Among Cloud and Enterprise End Users

MANCHESTER U.K. and SUNNYVALE Calif., March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) and Codethink today announced 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® Server on a Chip® 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™ 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. For more information, please visit

About Codethink

Codethink specialises in developing system-level software to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software, they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by the Open Source community. Their customers are international-scale organisations who seek competitive edge through design of systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their competitors. 

About AppliedMicro

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California.

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