Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A single 4.3U Moonshot chassis can hold 45 server cartridges. Usually higher numbers mean better, but in this case the m400 and m800 are so significantly different I wouldn’t consider them competitors. The m800 is focused on parallel compute and DSP, while the m400 is focused on compute, memory bandwidth, IO bandwidth and features the first 64-bit ARM processor to reach retail server availability. HP ProLiant ARM Servers m400 m800 Processors 1 4 Processor AppliedMicro X-Gene Custom 64-bit ARMv8 TI KeyStone II 66AK2H Cortex-A15 ARMv7A + DSP Compute cores per processor 8 CPU 4 CPU 8 DSP Clock Speed 2.4 GHz 1.0 GHz Cache Memory Each core: 32KB L1 D$ and I$ Each pair: 256KB L2 All...

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Armed with Intel's first Xeon MP with a massive 4MB L3 cache we bring the Opteron 848 back into the ring, this time for an enterprise class bout.

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 3/2/2004

AMD Opteron 248 vs. Intel Xeon 2.8: 2-way Web Servers go Head to Head

We begin our latest series on Opteron vs. Xeon with a quick comparison in a web-serving environment.

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Jason Clark on 12/17/2003

Computex 2003 - Day 4: XGI, Motherboards, and cheap Itaniums

Sadly, our last day at Computex has nearly reached its end. However, we have coverage on even more interesting products, including a brand new DX9 GPU from a newcomer named...

21 by Evan Lieb & Andrew Ku on 9/26/2003

Computex 2003 - Day 3: ATI and NVIDIA

With the controversy still looming over DX9 and the verdict still out on drivers; read a bit on the market strategy for these two graphic vendors and their upcoming agenda.

10 by Andrew Ku on 9/24/2003

Computex 2003 - Day 2: Motherboard and Video Coverage

Today we take a look at the motherboards and video cards of Computex and give you a first look at the next generation of AMD and Intel platforms...

8 by Evan Lieb on 9/23/2003

Computex 2003 - Day 1: DX9 Mayhem and Mobile Graphics

So the controversy continues, and we got the scoop on is going on deep in the manufacturing hub concerning NVIDIA and DX9.

14 by Andrew Ku on 9/22/2003

PM Forum - Q3/2003: Part 2

We are back to cover topics relating to the current and future state of VIA, upcoming products, and the latest thoughts on the ongoing Intel and AMD war...

2 by Andrew Ku on 9/21/2003

Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 - Day 2: All About Mobile

After a long morning of meetings, we're finally able to tell you about what we've seen. Intel has been talking quite a bit about the 140 million 90nm...

7 by Derek Wilson on 9/17/2003

PM Forum - Q3/2003: Part 1

With the CEO Forum, we brought you a one of a kind place to understand the business side of the industry. Now, we are back with 13 Product Managers...

3 by Andrew Ku on 9/16/2003

Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 - Day 1: Introducing Pentium 4 Extreme Edition

Intel just announced the first Pentium 4 processor for the gaming market - the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition with a massive cache. Update: Now with pricing information...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2003

Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 - Day 1: Gearing up for Prescott

We have die sizes, transistor counts and yield information on Prescott...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2003

Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 – Day 1: Otellini's Keynote

IDF has begun and unlike past years, the first keynote has a decent amount of information to pass on...

5 by Derek Wilson on 9/16/2003

CEO Forum - Q3/2003

What do you get when you gather 13 of the most influential CEOs in the motherboard market? An excellent avenue to understand where this industry is headed. ...

9 by Andrew Ku on 7/20/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 3: The First Servers Arrive

You've read about the architecture, you've seen the benchmarks, now find out if the servers based on AMD's Opteron platform have what it takes to be competitive.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

Xeon 2.8GHz DP & 2.0GHz MP - Part I: Taking over the Enterprise

Intel has completely revamped their server and workstation products. Find out if Hyper-Threading, a 2MB on-die L3 cache and 4 CPUs can pass our rigorous server tests in...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2002

AMD Athlon MP 2200+ Server Roundup - September 2002

Instead of providing a review of the Athlon MP 2200+ we decided to round up 6 servers based on AMD's flagship MP CPU. Find out how far Athlon...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2002

AMD's Athlon MP 2100+ vs. Intel's Xeon 2.4GHz - Database Server Comparison

We've updated our popular Database Server Comparison tests with the fastest CPUs from both AMD and Intel. Take a look and see how things stack up using AMD's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2002

Database Server CPU Comparison: Athlon MP vs. Hyper Threading Xeon

Desktop CPU comparisons are a dime a dozen, but how easy is it to tell what CPUs perform well in the enterprise market? Featuring the first benchmarks of...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2002

Behind AnandTech - 2002 Server Upgrade

We've upgraded our servers, again. Take a look at what 18 new CPUs in some very high performance servers have been able to do for us.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/1/2002

Digging into Phoneline Networking and HomePNA 2.0

HomePNA 2.0 may lack the hype of its wireless 802.11b brethren, but it offers more bandwidth at a lower cost with a guaranteed upgrade path. Today we take an...

0 by Eric Hagen on 12/20/2001

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