Server ARM-Based Chips Expected Within a Year

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 30, 2010


Primarily used in consumer electronics, ARM plc has plans for its low-power architecture to be used in servers in the next 12 months. According to this GigaOM report, in the data center, power considerations have begin to outweigh the benefits of a cheap, general purpose processor.


ARM plc has said that its architecture will be used in servers in the next 12 months.

"For the last couple of decades, Intel’s x86 chips have gained dominance in the data center, but as power considerations begin to outweigh the benefits of a cheap, general purpose processor, other chip makers have started to smell blood. Nvidia is pushing its graphics processors for some types of applications, while Texas Instruments is researching the use of DSPs inside servers. So ARM’s server ambitions aren’t so far-fetched, and because of its ubiquity it may have the best chance at success, especially as more and more software is written for mobiles where ARM dominates."

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