In May, Oracle announced the new Ampere A1 Compute platform. Based on Arm ISA, the Ampere A1 platform is aimed at a wide range of workloads that can benefit from its predictable performance, scale, and security by design. Now you can use A1 compute instances at an industry leading penny core pricing. The platform utilizes flexible VMs from 1 to 80 cores and 1 to 64 GB of memory per core, or a bare-metal service with 160 cores and 1 TB of memory. This is also available as part of our managed Kubernetes service (Oracle Kubernetes engine or OKE).
Since the A1 launch, OCI, along with Ampere and Arm, have been providing tools, solutions, and support to fuel Arm-based application development. We are particularly excited that our Oracle Cloud free tier instances with the generous always free offering of 4 cores and 24GB has been well received by thousands of users who have signed up and seen how easy it is to get started on Arm processors in the cloud. And the Arm Accelerator program has seen strong interest from researchers and partners building the next generation of applications on Arm.
With this great start, we are excited to be a participating sponsor of the upcoming Arm DevSummit. We are fortunate to be presenting on multiple tracks. We will hold a campfire session, provide our own virtual booth to ask questions about how you can use A1 to unleash your projects and learn more.
Here are a few places you can attend and learn more about Oracle and our Arm-based offerings:
Sponsored session: Oracle Ampere A1 shapes open new opportunities for developers in the Cloud
Hear more about OCI, our commitment to the Arm community, and the opportunity it presents for developers, straight from Ross Brown, OCI GTM VP, Matt Leonard, OCI VP of Compute Product, Jeff Wittich, Chief Product Officer with Ampere, and Dan Gerrity, SVP of developer services with Oracle. This panel discussion dives into details about what Oracle brings to the Arm community and Ampere’s deep experience with Arm.
Getting started with Arm on OCI
This must-attend session provides an introduction to Ampere A1 and shows how it is designed to run cloud-native and general-purpose workloads, with better price performance than comparable x86 instances. You will learn how the Ampere A1 instances on OCI can be easily provisioned using terraform based scripts and get pointers on tutorials and other resources to get started.
Getting started with Arm-based Kubernetes clusters
If you work with Kubernetes on other platforms or are just curious about how to get started with Kubernetes, do not miss this session. This hands-on workshop walks you through creating a multi-architecture Kubernetes cluster and deploy applications that can span across the Arm based and x86 (Intel and AMD)-based Kubernetes nodes.=
Campfire session – Arm development made easy in the cloud
There is no better way to learn about tech than talking about it with the people that build it, from the core foundations to the samples, tools, and docs. You want to join the OCI team, experts from Ampere, and Arm community to learn about how we are collaborating to make Arm server-side development easy and cost-effective. We will dig into the dev ecosystem as well as how quickly you can build and run Arm 64 apps in the cloud. Bring your questions – we look forward to them.
Register interest for Arm DevSummit 2022