The chip has 128 cores and is built on a 5nm process, making it the most advanced server chip in terms of process, surpassing similar products from Amazon and Huawei.
After Huawei, Alibaba has reportedly become another Chinese tech company developing server CPUs in-house.
Alibaba's server chip based on the Arm architecture, which it has been developing since 2019, was tape out in the middle of the year and could be released in the near future, Caixin reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The chip has 128 cores and is built using a 5-nanometer process, making it the most advanced server chip in terms of process, surpassing similar products from Amazon and Huawei, according to the report.
In the server market, Intel currently holds nearly 90 percent of the X86 camp, while the Arm camp includes Huawei's Kunpeng chip and Amazon's AWS Graviton. In addition, players in the server market include IBM's POWER series processors.
Alibaba's chip will reportedly be unveiled at its annual developer conference, Yunqi, which this year will be held October 19-22 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
The company had announced at that event in 2018 the formation of chip company T-Head (Pingtouge Semiconductor), the main body of Alibaba's semiconductor chip business, which has already launched several products, including artificial intelligence chip Hanguang 800.