Ampere Altra Developer Platform (AADP)


ADLINK’s Ampere Altra Developer Platform is a preassembled Arm SystemReady SR-certified 32/64/96/128-core development system that supports most standard AArch64 (arm64) Linux distributions for immediate embedded development straight out of the box.

It is built with ADLINK’s COM-HPC Ampere Altra Server Type module based on Ampere® Altra® SoC using the Arm® NeoverseTM N1 architecture. The module harnesses 32/64/96/128 Arm v8.2 64-bit cores at 2.8GHz and offers large dedicated memory caches and up to 768GB(6x128GB) DDR4 system memory with 6 individual memory channels to empower software developers with first-class predictable performance and scalability across various compute-intensive edge uses.

Ampere® Altra®


The Ampere® Altra® processor is the world’s first 128-core (Armv8.2) system on a chip (SoC) solution using the Arm® Neoverse N1 architecture. Built for the cloud-to-edge computing of today and tomorrow, every one of its 128 CPU cores composes a single-thread design with a 64KB L1-cache, 64KB L1 D-cache, and a vast 1MB L2 cache. Along with support for mass PCIe Gen4 lanes, Ampere® Altra® brings premium, predictable performance with hyper scalability and efficiency. Also aiming toward a sustainable carbon footprint, the processor offers monumentally lower power consumption than its x86 counterpart.

Ampere® Altra® is the ideal go-to solution for powering various web, database, and AI applications. These include online forms, shopping carts, spreadsheets, video/photo editing, email programs, Oracle databases, Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, Oracle Autonomous DB, banking systems, medical records, Big Data Processing, computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation engines, and more.

Arm® Neoverse N1

Arm® Neoverse N1, with which Ampere® Altra® is built, is a high-performance Arm CPU microarchitecture that serves as the successor and high-leap to the Cosmos platform specifically for the server market. It revolutionizes daily computing for cloud-to-edge applications by offering exceptional performance and scalability, topped with unmatched power and space efficiency.

Arm SystemReady SR


Receiving Arm® SystemReady SR certification means ADLINK’s Ampere Altra Developer Platform is one of the few Arm-based workstations complying with a set of hardware and firmware standards to provide a seamless development experience. By doing so, it supports generic off-the-shelf operating systems, specifically Windows, Linux, VMware, and BSD environments, and subsequent layers of software, to work right out of the box.

SystemReady SR ensures standard firmware interfaces are deployed and maintained, thus significantly reducing the cost of supporting multiple software versions. It also supports old operating systems to run on new hardware and vice versa.

OS Support

  • Ubuntu Server
  • Windows PE
  • Fedora Server
  • FreeBSD
  • CentOS stream 9
  • Debian

Off-site links

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