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.
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.
Low-power chip architectures, such as ARM's Risc processors, could serve up to 20 percent of the server workload market by 2015, HP believes, posing a threat to x86 incumbent Intel
Intel is working on versions of its Atom chip for the server market, and they should reach the market in the second half of next year. The date was confirmed by Boyd Davis, Intel's general manager of server marketing, at a private dinner in London on Wednesday night.
Start-up chip designer Calxeda is developing a low-powered ARM server that can consume as little as 5W per server node, according to an analyst.The server will use a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design to create a 2U server with as many as 480 cores, Forrester analyst Richard Fichera said on his blog on Friday.
ARM Holdings, owns the mobile market when it comes to licensing chip architecture, but by 2015 the company expects to have a foothold in the PC and server market.
Chipmaker and ARM-licensee Marvell has announced a quad-core ARM processor, designed specifically for enterprise-level cloud computing applications.The company announced the new ARMADA XP processor on Monday.
Intel has brought in record revenue in the third quarter due to strong server chip sales, and chief exec Paul Otellini says the company is taking a 'longer view' of the tablet market
Although few details are available, ARM is starting to talk about its Cortex A15 chip, a low-power core with some very server-friendly additions
AMD's new chip architecture, dubbed Bulldozer, is being highly anticipated next year as the company prepares to match Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge processors. Included in AMD's plans, according to Fudzilla, is an eight-core CPU that will be aimed at the server market, but that will no doubt be of interest to performance desktop buyers as well.
Startup Smooth-Stone has raised US$48 million to build and sell ARM-based server processors that offer low power consumption.
Texas-based start-up Smooth-Stone has raised £31m to build and sell ARM-based server processors that offer low power consumption
Still haven't upgraded your Core Duo or even your Pentium 4 system yet? If you want to jump straight to Intel's latest and greatest for your next PC, you may want to skip the current generation of "Nehalem" Core processors, because the chip giant says it's ramping up the schedule to get its new Sandy Bridge platform to market by the end of the year.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices
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