Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 23:05 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "While Intel may already be worried about ever gaining a foothold in the mobile chip market. ARM is starting to push into the high-end server market too with news of a 480-core, low power server in the works. The company behind the new server is a data center startup called Calxeda. Its focus is on building a processor platform that will have a significant impact on IT costs and energy consumption. They go so far as to claim a factor of 10 reduction in costs and a 5x, or even 10x performance gain over what is currently available."
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by gilboa on Wed 16th Mar 2011 09:06 UTC
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As always, the question is how many SMP (if any) separate nodes will be used to construct this beast and which type of interconnect will be used to connect the different nodes.

480 cores might seem cool, but if its composed of 120 quad core nodes with a slow 1GbE interconnect, this machine will be limited to niche markets.

- Gilboa

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