Now that IBM has sold its Intel-based server business to Lenovo, Big Blue is taking the gloves off and trying to take business from the chip giant by positioning its Power8 processors as a more open option.
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AMD unveils the specs for its first range of ARM-based processors aimed at the server market.
IBM could wriggle out of semiconductor manufacturing after several challenging quarters for its hardware business.
The AMD Opteron A1100 series server chip, which features 28-nanometer process technology, will be sampling in the next few weeks.
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.
Intel spells out its plans for the microserver market and how its new Avoton chip will help it see off the threat from ARM in the emerging ultra low-power server space.
The alliance, called the OpenPower Consortium, is a move to break into Intel's server chip dominance and provide alternatives to x86-based datacenter gear.
AMD wants to be more than just an alternative to Intel. It wants to lead ARM's gains in the data center as 2014 shapes up to be a pilot year for hyperscale servers.
The 4300 Series and 3300 Series processors are based on AMD's Piledriver architecture and, according to the chipmaker, are ideal for cloud providers, web hosts and SMBs.
HP is attempting to meet the the demands of big data by offering a server that combines advanced multicore chips from Intel and Nvidia with large storage capabilities.
Chip maker Texas Instruments is quitting the mobile processor business and has been talking up ARM-based servers. The move emphasises the sheer changeability of component supplies.
The designer behind the chips inside most of the world's mobile phones is preparing to take on new areas and cement its dominance in old ones with two new 64-bit chip designs.
In the short term, ARM chips will continue to have a low-power advantage over processors from x86 chipmakers like Intel and AMD, but eventually this advantage will disappear, according to AMD.
The Intel Developer Forum will see Intel fight a major PR battle with arch-mobile-device-rival ARM, as well as try to fend off incursions into its datacentre territory from AMD and ARM.
Details are sketchy, but the advent of 64-bit ARM datacenter servers could affect the datacenter hardware market significantly
During its earnings presentation Cambridge chip designer ARM expressed confidence in future servers based on its technology, alluding to new designs that will be integrated
The company has announced it will follow the likes of HP in using ARM-based chips in its servers, with a view to saving power in datacentres
By demonstrating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin running on an ARM-based server, Calxeda has taken an important step in bringing the low-power RISC-architecture chips to the server market
Intel has officially released its much-anticipated Xeon E5 series of 'Romley' architecture chips, the company's latest series of enterprise processors
AMD has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Intel ally SeaMicro, giving the chipmaker a 'dense' server fabric to sell to large web companies
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