ThunderX_NT Arm Processors

64-bit workload optimized Armv8 processors for high performance networking

ThunderX_NT Family

Optimized for media servers, scale-out embedded application and NFV type workloads, the ThunderX_NT™ product family of data center and cloud processors is comprised of high performance custom ARMv8 cores supporting single and dual socket configuration. It contains up to 48 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, 10/40/100 GbE connectivity, multiple PCIe Gen3 ports, high memory bandwidth, dual socket coherency, and scalable fabric with feature rich capabilities for bandwidth provisioning, QoS, traffic Shaping and tunnel termination. The hardware accelerators include high packet throughput processing, network virtualization and data monitoring.

Key Features

  • Scales from 24 to 48 cores with up to 2.5GHz frequency
  • 78K-Icache, 32K-D cache per core,16 MB shared L2
  • Single and Dual socket support via CCPI™
  • Up to 4 DDR3/4 memory controller
  • Upto 1 TB of memory capacity in dual socket config
  • Multiple 10/40GE ports
  • 100GE connectivity
  • Multiple independent SATAv3 interfaces
  • Multiple PCIe – x4 , x8 support
  • End-to-End virtualization from I/O to core (virtSoC™)
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 packet processing
  • Integrated security accelerators
  • Integrated standard low latency Ethernet fabric
  • OpenFlow 1.3.1+ compliant
  • Server Base Boot Requirements (SBBR), UEFI, ACPI support
  • SBSA Level 2 compliant
  • Ubuntu V14.04 LTS and later
  • Red Hat Early Access for ARMv8
  • Fedora F20
  • OpenSUSEV13
  • External Baseband Management Controller (BMC)
  • Supports standard BMC interfaces & functions
  • IPMI 2.0 compliant


  • Telco Servers
  • Media Servers
  • Gaming Servers
  • NFV Appliances