Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Intel and AMD. These guys are doing pretty well in laptops, servers, and of course desktops, but when it comes to mobile devices, they've so far been unable to adapt the x86 architecture to the stricter requirements that come with those devices. ARM, on the other hand, pretty much owns this market at this point. And you know what? It's time for Intel and AMD to get worried - really worried. ARM has just announced its Cortex-A15 MPCore chips - which will reach 2.5Ghz in quad-core configurations.
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RE: Who cares
by SReilly on Thu 9th Sep 2010 14:36 UTC in reply to "Who cares"
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You've some great points there but I disagree with you're analysis of virtualization solving the power issue server side. Not only will ARM chips use less power than their x86 counterparts, they also now support hardware virtualization extensions giving you even more savings in the power consumption field.

Personally I can see a huge amount of interest in ARM based servers, for the above two reasons alone. If VMWare port their stack to ARM, I can think of quite a few companies that would be very interested in using them for their Linux servers. If not, there is always KVM and/or Xen.

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