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The servers are coming, says ARM's CEO

4/28/2010 03:00 PM EDT
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SunnyGuy   5/13/2010 5:00:21 PM
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>> ARM cores in servers? Gimmie a break! ARM cores don't even run laptops or desktops at the moment. ... More like ARM cores don't run x86/x64 servers. Yes, and Ford drivers don't drive non-Ford cars currently either. Even Windows used to run on multiple architectures, such as Mips, PowerPC, and Alpha. Nowadays it's limited to x86/x64, is it not. That a reflection on Microsoft, rather than on the various chip architectures. I think putting all their eggs in the x86/x64 basket, and going the bloatware route, was a shortlived tactic -- akin to buying an SUV nowadays. Sunny Guy

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SunnyGuy   5/13/2010 4:51:28 PM
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It appears there is an ARM port for OpenSolaris, as well. ... http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Project+osarm/WebHome Sunny Guy

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alxx   5/13/2010 2:02:04 AM
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Software already exists netbsd, arm linux (debian), freebsd , ubuntu desktop on arm , plus openembedded/angstrom (runs on TI omap3/4 (beagle board and gumstix) and a lot of other chips) and few other distros. http://www.netbsd.org/ http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/arm.html http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/arm http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/ Arm already runs desktops , embedded servers , device servers , indistrial control systems and lots of other systems and has been for years , go look up ionix - arm desktops have been around for at least a decade if you know where to look. Tell google its fantasy.

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edwardk2   5/12/2010 9:10:24 PM
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ARM cores in servers? Gimmie a break! ARM cores don't even run laptops or desktops at the moment. This is pure fantasy.

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t.alex   5/3/2010 4:17:25 PM
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I believe the main reason for ARM is its low power consumption. Nevertheless, there are few questions that pop into my mind when it comes to servers: what operating systems (unix, linux, windows...) would the best ? and of course the whole lot of software stuff that need to be ported as well?

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Peter Clarke   5/1/2010 10:12:38 AM
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Good point. Warren East did say there that servers could be supported as is, but that does not prevent ARM from developing additional cores to better serve the server domain and clearly 64-bit addressing would be a key care-about.

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rtrauben   4/28/2010 11:39:10 PM
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until arm expands their virtual address width beyond 32-bits, they will have a significant roadblock for adoption in the server space.

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