The demise of innovator Calxeda and the excellent performance per watt of the new Intel Avoton server were certainly not good omens for the ARM server market. However, there are still quite a few vendors that are aspiring to break into the micro server market. AMD seems to have the best position with by far the most building blocks and experience in the server world. The 64 bit 8-core ARMv8 based Opteron A1100 should see the light in the second half of 2014. Broadcom is also well placed and has announced that it will produce a 3 GHz 16 nm quadcore server ARMv8 server CPU. ARM SoC marketleader Qualcomm has shown some interest too, but without any real product yet. Capable outsiders are Cavium...
Around 15 months ago, AMD announced that it would be building 64-bit ARM based SoCs for servers in 2014. Less than a month into 2014, AMD made good on...123 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2014
The core architecture inside the latest Xeon is typically a step behind what you find inside the latest desktop and notebook chips. A longer and more thorough validation is...72 by Johan De Gelas on 9/17/2013
With HP launching the "Moonshot" server class and Intel's IDF at Beijing, we felt it was interesting to look a bit closer at the newest developments in the server...25 by Johan De Gelas on 4/11/2013