Calxeda finds a new market in storage

Calxeda, the startup building ARM-based servers for the scale out data center, has sold 130 systems and expects customers to put its systems into production before the end of the second quarter of 2013. Plus, it’s finding success in a completely new market — storage.

Guess who else wants to build ARM-based servers? Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments will join the slew of chipmakers using cell-phone cores in servers. But it has two twists with its KeyStone architecture — integrated 10 gigabit Ethernet networking and TI’s digital signal processing cores to aid in performing complex math.

AMD will challenge Intel with ARM-based server chips. In 2014.

AMD, which has fallen behind its chief rival Intel in the x86 processor business, announced on Monday plans to make new 64-bit chips based on ARM’s chip technology that will target data center and cloud computing companies. AMD will continue to make x86 processors as well.

Dell wants to tune big data apps for ARM servers

Dell is donating an ARM-based server to the Apache Software Foundation so contributors can test their projects on new, energy-efficient hardware architectures. Big data projects such as Hadoop and Cassandra are low-hanging fruit, but many webscale applications likely could use them to save power.