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11/5/2013 07:56 AM EST
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rick merritt
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Re: Ivytown & ARM don't compete
rick merritt   11/5/2013 2:09:58 PM
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@Some Guy: True and I tried to be clear on this in the story. Ivytown and X-Gene are not head-to-head competitors.

However, it's worth noting OEMs say many sevrers no longer need performance as much as lower power. For many jobs a high end Xeon is no longer needed if its just about pushing data through the Ethernet and stroage interfaces. So in this way the two very differently focused products are wrestling over a pie of sometimes overlapping workloads.

 

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Ivytown & ARM don't compete
Some Guy   11/5/2013 2:01:05 PM
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ARM is targeting microservers, which isn't Xeon based on Ivytown. ARM is going after the Atom-based C2000 processors.

Ivytown Xeon vs. ARM microserver won't be much of a wrestling match: Semi-Truck vs. Fiat 500. One gets a lot of work done, and the other is very fuel efficient. Those meetings on the highway tend to leave one of them pretty squished. :)

 

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Re: Whats ARM presenting on
rwik78   11/5/2013 1:58:41 PM
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Thanks....

rick merritt
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Re: Whats ARM presenting on
rick merritt   11/5/2013 1:57:34 PM
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@RWik: ARM SoC partner Applied is showing the first 64-bit ARM server SoC. X-Gene uses a custom ARM v8 core.

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Ivytown goodies
rick merritt   11/5/2013 1:56:41 PM
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Ivytown is really the next big mainstream server Xeon chip. I'd like to know what OEMs think are the big advances the chip or platform around it will bring.

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Whats ARM presenting on
rwik78   11/5/2013 1:46:10 PM
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Hi Rick,

 

Intel, ARM do wrestling in the title but no information on what ARM is going to present. Any details you could share?

 

Best Regards,

Rwik

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