A new Arm-based CPU with 128 cores will send a shiver down spines at Intel and AMD

Chinese bare metal and server hosting companion Alibaba Cloud is preparing to trial a new instance type powered by custom Arm-based silicon.

The new Yitian 710 server processor, first unveiled in Octoberwill underpin Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances powered by a varying number of vCPUs, each of which will be tied to a physical core.

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