Servers need to be malleable to keep up with the fast-changing nature of the data industry.
Applied Micro, a chip company with a market cap of $500 million, is set to take on Intel and AMD with the first 64-bit, ARM-based server part that mimics an entire rack on a chip.
Building an ARM-based server is actually not the hardest part of getting ARM into the data center. The real challenge will be getting software that runs on the alternative architecture, and making that software something that enterprises want to use. Here are two effort to help.
Everyone is jumping on the ARM server bandwagon with Red Hat and Applied Micro the latest vendors to hitch a ride. Cell phone chips in the the data center is a hotly anticipated trend and we’re going to see a lot of ecosystem announcements next week.