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5/30/2012 01:22 PM EDT
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DanKegel
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re: Marvell wins as Dell starts shipping ARM-based servers
DanKegel   6/1/2012 7:34:26 PM
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There is no such thing as "antisymmetrical multi-processing". http://www.marvell.com/embedded-processors/armada-xp/ says "asymmetrical". (I wonder what their asymmetrical mode is; couldn't find it in the literature. The earlier Armada 628 had a third core that ran at half the speed; maybe one of the XP's cores can do that if desired?)

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fergie1965   6/1/2012 6:56:54 PM
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Rick, sorry for the delayed reply, I have been traveling in the UK. Dell is ahead in terms of box shipments. Dell has selected Marvell for these protogtpyes and these boxes will be going to ISVs AND end users. In the latter case, this is end users that own their own software stack. This is not a general purpose server of course.....These trials will generate real comparisons on server workloads between platforms. Then let the best man/woman win....

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fergie1965   6/1/2012 6:54:21 PM
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Chanji, you can find out more information regarding the platform specifications here www.dell.com/armserver I saw some information somewhere (probably the press release) regarding power consumption on a per blade basis.

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resistion   5/31/2012 5:05:09 AM
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I'd be nervous if I were Intel. The 22 nm power reduction is only benchmarked against 32 nm by Intel.

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daleste   5/31/2012 2:52:27 AM
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Interesting to see Arm moving into this space. What is Intel's response?

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rick merritt   5/30/2012 5:43:03 PM
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Marvell had gone quiet in the ARM server space so this is a big deal for them. Calxeda was quick to say Dell will also support them. It's not clear if Dell is at all ahead of HP with its Moonshot program. If Dell is only shipping to ISVs like Cloudera and not to actual end users, they are still in a phase of kicking the tires. Anyone from Dell care to comment?

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chanj0   5/30/2012 3:54:58 PM
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What's the server OS? Linux? What's the performance and power consumption ratio?

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