Annapurna Labs

Annapurna Labs is an Israel-based microelectronics company that was acquired by Amazon.com for its Amazon Web Services division, reputedly for US$350–370M in January 2015.[1][2]

Annapurna Labs, named after an Himalayan peak Annapurna Massif, was co-founded by Bilic (Billy) Hrvoje, a Bosnian Jewish refugee, and Nafea Bshara, an Israeli Christian Arab[3][4], with investments from independent investors Avigdor Willenz, Manuel Alba, Andy Bechtolsheim, venture capital firm Walden International, Arm Holdings[5], and other TSMC. Board members include Avigdor Willenz, Manuel Alba, and Lip-Bu Tan, the CEO of both Walden International and Cadence Design Systems.[6]

ProductsEdit

AL212Edit

CPU: 2x ARM Cortex-A15[7]

AL314Edit

CPU: 4x ARM Cortex-A15[7]

AL324Edit

CPU: 4x ARM Cortex-A57[7]

AL514Edit

AL5140Edit

It features:

  • CPU: 4x ARM Cortex-A15 @ up to 1.7 GHz[8]
  • Memory: Up to 8GB
  • Network Bandwidth: Up to 7.5 Gbit/s

AL21400Edit

It features:

  • CPU: 4x ARM Cortex-A15 @ up to 2.0 GHz[9]
  • Memory: Up to 8GB
  • Network Bandwidth: Up to 7.5 Gbit/s

AWS Graviton (AL73400)Edit

The AWS Graviton (AL73400) was announced in November 2018 at Amazon's AWS re:Invent 2018. It features:

  • CPU: 16x ARM Cortex-A72 @ up to 2.3 GHz
  • Memory: Up to 32GB
  • Network Bandwidth: Up to 10 Gbit/s
  • EBS Bandwidth: Up to 3.5 Gbit/s
  • AWS Deployment: Amazon EC2 A1 instances[10]

AWS Graviton2Edit

The AWS Graviton2 was announced in December 2019 at Amazon's AWS re:Invent 2019. It features:

  • CPU: 64x Arm Neoverse N1 @ up to 2.5 GHz[11]
  • Memory: Up to 512GB
  • Enhanced Network Bandwidth: Up to 25 Gbit/s
  • EBS Bandwidth: Up to 18.5 Gbit/s
  • AWS Deployment: Amazon 6th Generation M6g, R6g and C6g instances[12]

AWS InferentiaEdit

The AWS Inferentia was announced in December 2018 at Amazon's AWS re:Invent 2018. It features:

  • Inference-optimized machine learning
  • Neuron SDK, integrated with TensorFlow, PyTorch, and MxNET
  • Available in EC2 Inf1 instances

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amazon to buy Israeli start-up Annapurna Labs". Reuters. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  2. ^ "Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million". ExtremeTech. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  3. ^ "Annapurna Labs: AWS' Secret Sauce". Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  4. ^ Rebecca Kopans. "If you can dream it, you can do it" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  5. ^ Kristen Lisa. "AWS and ARM: Working together to re-invent the cloud". Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  6. ^ "Semiconductors fueling Cloud!". semiwiki.com. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  7. ^ a b c "Annapurna Labs on Wikidev". Archived from the original on 2019-10-02.
  8. ^ Cutress, Ian. "GIGABYTE Server Releases ARM Solutions using AppliedMicro and Annapurna Labs SoCs". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  9. ^ "Mikrotik RouterBoard RB1100AHx4 RB1100AHx4 complete Extreme Performance Router with 13-10/100/1000 ethernet ports and RouterOS Level 6 license - New! :: Mikrotik Rack Mount Routers :: ICD Group, Inc". www.roc-noc.com. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  10. ^ "Amazon EC2 A1 Instances". Amazon Web Services, Inc. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  11. ^ Frumusanu, Andrei. "Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 Against AMD and Intel: Comparing Cloud Compute". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  12. ^ Frumusanu, Andrei. "Amazon Announces Graviton2 SoC Along With New AWS Instances: 64-Core Arm With Large Performance Uplifts". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 2019-12-04.

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