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Calxeda updates ARM server on a chip, eyes more systems

The ECX-2000 uses ARM Cortex A-15 cores up to 1.8GHZ, 10GB Ethernet, standard I/O controllers and Calxeda's fabric for private clouds.

Calxeda, which makes ARM-based server on a chip processors, launched the second generation of its EnergyCore ECX-2000 family.

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The company, which is an HP partner for its Moonshot server efforts, said its latest server on a chip has been selected for Moonshot. The ECX-2000 uses ARM Cortex A-15 cores up to 1.8GHZ, 10GB Ethernet, standard I/O controllers and Calxeda's fabric for private clouds.

Calxeda unveiled its server on a chip at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara. Calxeda said that its architecture is built for cloud gaming, streaming and private clouds. The ECX-2000 family offers four times the memory and three times the memory bandwidth of previous ARM servers.

Among the key details:

  • The ECX-2000 support KVM and Xen virtualization hypervisors.
  • Canonical certified the ECX-2000 for Ubuntu 13.10.
  • The ECX-2000 family is also certified for the latest OpenStack release.
  • Calxeda said it will be able to ship in volume to vendors before the end of the year. The company is currently sampling the server on a chip to partners and data centers.

HP, Aaeon, Boston Ltd. and Penguin Computing will all use the ECX-2000 in systems later in 2013.

As for future plans, Calxeda said it has added a second 64-bit server on a chip to the roadmap. The next chip will be code-named Sarita and be based on the ARM Cortex-A57 and will be compatible with ECX-1000 and ECX-2000.

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