ThunderX_SC Arm Processors

64-bit workload optimized Armv8 processors for secure compute and secure networks

ThunderX_SC Family

The ThunderX_SC™ product family offers up to 48 highly efficient cores along with integrated vSoC, 10/40 GbE connectivity, multiple PCIe Gen3 ports, high memory bandwidth, and dual socket coherency. The hardware accelerators include industry-leading NITROX® technology with acceleration for IPSec, SSL, Anti-virus, Anti-malware, firewall and DPI. This family is optimized for secure web front end servers, security appliances and Cloud RAN type workloads.

Key Features

  • Scales from 24 to 48 cores with up to 2.5GHz frequency
  • 78K-Icache and 32K-D cache per core, 16 MB shared L2 cache
  • Single and Dual socket configuration support via CCPI™
  • Up to 4 DDR3/4 memory controller
  • Up to 1 TB of memory in dual socket config
  • Multiple 10/40GE ports
  • Multiple independent SATAv3 interfaces
  • Mulitple PCIe – x4 , x8 controllers
  • End-to-End virtualization from I/O to core (virtSOC™)
  • Integrated accelerators secure computing
  • Server Base Boot Requirements (SBBR), UEFI, ACPI support
  • SBSA 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 support


  • Secure Web Front End Servers
  • Cloud RAN Servers
  • Security Appliances and Blades
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Load Balancers