Dell to test ARM Servers for Large Data Centers

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 18, 2010

According to this report on EE Times, Dell plans to test Marvell Technology's multicore ARM processors for possible use in low-power servers for large data centers. Also mentioned in the report is that IBM has also shown interest in the chips but has not offered any specifics about what they plan to do with ARM chips.

Dell plans to test multicore ARM processors from Marvell Technology Group for use in low-power data center servers.

"Dell's next step will be to benchmark this summer a multicore ARM Cortex A9 based SoC aimed at servers from Marvell. Last week, Marvell said it will ship 40nm ARM-based server chips this year.

"Broadcom has made no public statements about ARM servers. The market is still young and will initially be 'mainly limited to Web and file servers,' said Simon Assouad, a senior product line manager in Broadcom's Ethernet controller group

"IBM would not reveal its plans, but Bernie Meyerson, an IBM fellow and vice president of innovation, said the company backs the trend to new low power architectures for servers."

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