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Robotics Developer
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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
Robotics Developer   1/16/2013 7:50:05 PM
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I would welcome both the advancement of the ARM family into the server market and the open standards as well. I can't help but think that competition is good and will provide the end user with a better more cost effective systems solution. I wonder how quickly the 64 bit ARM offerings can come out and what initial impact to cost/performance they will have?

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ChipConnoisseur   1/18/2013 4:02:05 AM
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Applied Micro will probably have the first ones out, either by the end of this year, or early next year. http://www.apm.com/products/x-gene

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
rick merritt   1/18/2013 4:59:35 PM
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Good questions. The timing is clear. Applied expects to sample widely late this year and everybody (6+ companies) will have something shipping or sampling in 2014. Impact is less clear. This is a relatively small volume market where Intel has had $100+ ASPs that will likely now be closer to $20. Can you hear the gears grinding?

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
rick merritt   1/16/2013 9:22:08 PM
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The big news I didn't know about until today was Intel has 100G silicon photonics in engineering samples for inside and outside the rack. A new, hot PHY is coming. Stay tuned for details

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
jaybus0   1/17/2013 5:03:39 PM
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I think many underestimate the impact that silicon photonics could have. Silicon photonics will eventually allow for optical chip-to-chip data transfers that will drastically reduce energy consumption.

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
rick merritt   1/18/2013 5:00:56 PM
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Silicon photonics could reshape the rack server, the components in it and even the data center. See http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4405142/Slideshow--Facebook-shows-Intel-100GE--ARM-servers

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
HS_SemiPro   1/17/2013 4:30:08 AM
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Lets see how ARM fights up to big wigs of server world,which require high Performance and reliability. ARM is Stepping into world HP,Oracle & Big Blue, it should be fun.

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re: ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
ChipConnoisseur   1/18/2013 4:05:24 AM
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ARM is not doing much by themselves, other than proving some "good enough" stock chips. It's all the other companies who are using ARM that you should be looking at, and some of them even have their own custom ARM cores. Also HP is already using ARM servers, and they will probably expand on it.

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elPresidente   1/17/2013 7:39:15 AM
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{Yawn} Wake me up when the processors are also Open Source

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Charlie Babcock   1/18/2013 12:57:45 AM
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ARM would appear to have a limited appeal for servers in the data center but for the fact it is an energy-sipping technology. Once 64-bit ARM chips are available, we'll see. Charlie Babcock, editor at large, InformationWeek

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rick merritt   1/18/2013 5:02:03 PM
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Rumor has it China's Baidu is planning a 32-bit ARM server. Anyone know anything about it?

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nannasin28   1/21/2013 8:26:36 AM
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it will drastically reduce energy consumption. http://www.hqew.net



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