Wednesday December 26, 2018

Banana Pi to Launch ARM Server with 24 Cores

CNXSoft reports that Banana Pi is launching a 24-core ARM server sometime soon. A photo published on their forum suggests that the new offering will feature 24 ARM Cortex A53 processors and 32 GB of RAM. Given its CPU configuration, the site seems to think the server will use a SocioNext SC2A11 processor, which means it could also feature dual gigabit LAN ports, a 1Ghz clockspeed, and 4 lanes of PCIe Gen 2. Thanks to Cageymaru for the tip. CNXSoft also spotted a video of the system running a stress test, which you can watch below:

Nora, Project Manager for Banana Pi at Foxconn, provides a few more details in LinkedIn comments and we know the board supports NVMe storage, the company tested TensorFlow under Docker, Raspbian, and ROS Melodic Morenia. We'll likely have to wait a few more months to find out details about hardware, price and availability.