Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 19:19 UTC
Windows The rumours about Windows possibly being ported to ARM has left a lot of people bewildered; why would you port Windows NT when Windows CE 6.0 is a perfectly capable operating system? Putting all the pieces together, it's actually quite clear why you would want Windows NT on ARM: servers.
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mbpark
Member since:
2005-11-17

Bil,

I agree with you on the server farm concept. I do believe in 2 years we'll be seeing a ton of rackmount servers that fit 40-80 cores in 1U that will run Linux or Windows and your favorite control panel and virtualization software of choice that will replace entire racks of web servers at hosting companies.

However, there have also been multiple attempts by vendors, specifically Cobalt/Sun/Oracle, Symantec, Cisco/Linksys, Apple, and small OEMs to build a small office server that is like an appliance that integrates all of the functionality that a business needs in one box. With the advent of cheaper SSDs and cloud functionality with cheaper bandwidth, this is entirely plausible and possible (and has been done before).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I understand the need for an all in one. I don't understand why an all in one needs to be on ARM.

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mbpark Member since:
2005-11-17

Because it's one of the most prevalent for that form factor.

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