The gloves are off in the ARM vs. Intel battle, now that Marvell has announced a full-blown ARM server chip for cloud datacenters. The 40nm, 1.6GHz, quad-core ARMADA XP is aimed squarely at a market segment that Intel has seen strong performance from in the past few quarters, and Marvell’s co-founder, Weili Dai, is clear about that, saying, “Marvell’s introduction of a powerful solution for enterprise-class cloud computing applications is a very important milestone in the mobile Internet revolution.”
Intel’s Former ARM Team Hits Chipzilla with New Server Chip
2010-11-11 Hardware 3 Comments
When I will be able to buy my own ARM motherboard, with an ARM processor and build my OWN desktop? Or when I will be able to buy a decent ARM laptop?
I simply don’t want those cheap chinese crap netbooks with Windows CE.
There really needs to be 64bit extensions here. I saw the pandaboard with 1GB onboard. These tri core servers could easily put 8+GB on a single board…easily. PAE is not an answer, it’s a bad hack.
32 bit server chips would really be useful for quite a few server applications. For example the way Google uses very many computers with not that much memory and a couple of HDD’s, working together. Also for small home servers.
I would LOVE to find a Mini-ITX mobo with an ARM processor and 4 SATA ports (for one of these: http://usa.chenbro.com/corporatesite/products_detail.php?sku=78).