The Forbidden Arm Server that is Banned in the US

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Just as a FYI, this was a very tough one to do, but it looks like the article is getting some traction.
 

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In one of many extra formidable initiatives STH has undertaken, we have now a Huawei TaiShan server to point out you. What makes this server extra fascinating than being banned within the US, is that the CPUs it makes use of are Arm server CPUs from Huawei/HiSilicon. Particularly, this can be a Huawei/HiSilicon Kunpeng 920 server that was one of many first Armv8 server CPUs with as much as 64 cores and PCIe Gen4 assist. When it comes to venture standing, this server has been very finicky, one thing we coated within the current Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD Assessment on x86 Arm and Power9 piece. So as an alternative of a assessment at this level, we’re going to strategy this extra to simply doc what we discovered and talk about what makes this banned server distinctive. As we went via the {hardware} configuration, it was clear that this server was very totally different, and there was a ton to cowl simply wanting on the {hardware}.

The article was very interesting, but nowadays this is no longer representative of the best that the Chinese can do in servers, as that would be the Alibaba Yitian 710, also mentioned in a recent STH article.

Unfortunately, the Alibaba servers, like also the Amazon Graviton 3 servers, are unlikely to be ever offered for sale or for an independent testing.
 
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