Huawei is a world-renowned telecom equipment maker, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker and a semiconductor maker including Kirin, Balong, Ascend and the server chip – Kunpeng.
Recently, Huawei has listed its first Desktop motherboard that’s developed based on the Kunpeng 920 Processor. The board is compatible with mainstream hardware such as memory, hard drives, and network interface card (NICs).
From the software side, it supports Linux desktop operating system which is best suited for the server and admin management.
Kunpeng Desktop Board Specifications:
Processor – Kunpeng 920 processor with 4/8 cores & 2.6 GHz
Internal Storage – 6 SATA 3.0 hard drive interfaces, 2 M.2 SSD slots
Memory – 4 DDR4-2400 UDIMM slots, maximum capacity 64 GB
PCIe Expansion – 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, and 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Network Ports – 2 LOM NIC, supporting GE network ports or optical ports
USB – 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0
According to Huawei, this desktop board outputs 56 Gbit/s high-speed SerDes (HSS) for 25% higher motherboard performance. Under its reliability, signal bit error rate (BER) lower than 10-12 for 15% fewer failures than the industry average. Also, it provides a 15% better efficiency than its competitors.
Introduced in January 2019, Kunpeng 920 nade with 7nm process and based on ARMv8 architecture, integrates 64 cores at a frequency of 2.6 GHz. It integrates 8-channel DDR4 memory. It supports Kunpeng 920 supports PCIe 4.0 and CCIX interfaces and provides 640 Gbps total bandwidth.
Things to know:
Currently, this solution is only available for enterprise customers and comes with embedded processors manufactured according to the requirement. However, in the near future, we could expect Huawei to introduce a consumer version.