Linked by David Adams on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:03 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Would you believe that ARM processors, those little chips that power so many smartphones and tablets, have a future on servers? Ubuntu does.
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by error32 on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC
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Well sure, why not you could just slap a bunch of ARM cores together and enjoy that. However there is no real uniform platform for that now and I think we first need to establish that before we can go on.

Then we need to see how the market can develop, I would expect any tasks handled by BSD and Linux servers can be ported to this. And a lot of software for those servers is already using multiple cores/processors at the moment.

Only for the other platforms like Windows servers and Solaris I think this transition would be more difficult.

Edited 2011-08-23 16:14 UTC

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