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7/21/2010 12:29 PM EDT
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re: Analyst: ARM blocked from server market
eewiz   7/22/2010 2:49:31 AM
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ARM based servers are probably more than a year away, but definitely on the way. Intel just started to realize power is something important for datacentres. Regarding Google sticking with Intel, Probably the analyst doesn't know that Google recently acquired a ARM-Server startup. The lowest power x86 CPU, ie Intel ATOM consumes ~4 times more power than an equivalent Cortex-A9 in 45nm Process. So a multi-core processor based on ATOM doesnt even stand a chance. Reducing the power consumption of Intel's existing PowerZilla servers to reasonable levels is possible. But again, how they stand with ARM interms of power/performance is yet to see.

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