Huawei is preparing a motherboard for workstations with an ARM processor

Kunpeng chips will be available in four- and eight-core versions, but technically can contain up to 64 cores. Production goes on the 7-nm process technology. Kunpeng CPUs are part of the HiSilicon line. They operate at frequencies up to 2.6 GHz and have a TDP of up to 180 watts.

The trade war between the US and China is forcing Huawei to seek new solutions. One of them was the Kunpeng 920 processor based on ARMv8 architecture. Previously, it was used in server solutions, but now the manufacturer has shown the first version of the motherboard with such a chip.

There is also a built-in Ethernet controller, four ports USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. It is noted that Huawei will supply such boards for OEM and ODM manufacturers. Linux is offered as the OS, although it is obvious that Android is also suitable.

Purely technically, there is no problem to run Windows 10 for ARM on them, especially since Microsoft is expanding support for 64-bit applications for this OS.

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