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Sources close to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal say that HP is primed to help ARM wrestle its way into the server game next month, citing unannounced plans that may challenge Intel's corner on the market

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Intel doesn't seem too concerned, and told the Wall Street Journal that ARM architecture still had a few hurdles to jump before it was ready for the server game.
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Interesting, Intel has a 50-core HPC chip in the works called "Knights Corner", a spin-off of the Larrabee project. Like Intel in the handset space, ARM has it's work cut out for it.
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what has the world come to when our new servers are just a bunch of 32bit RISC processors thrown together.
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Can it fold well?
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what has the world come to when our new servers are just a bunch of 32bit RISC processors thrown together.
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... ..........................

This sort of design would be perfect for file servers and the like. No need for the power house of an x86-64 (both in watts and flops), but still something a bit beefier than a low power CPU, like a PIC.
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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... ..........................

This sort of design would be perfect for file servers and the like. No need for the power house of an x86-64 (both in watts and flops), but still something a bit beefier than a low power CPU, like a PIC.
Except they will be 64bit http://www.pcworld.com/article/24271...hitecture.html
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so?
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so?
Aren't they supposed to be more efficient performance/watt wise? That's the important thing to a lot of servers isn't it?
     
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Aren't they supposed to be more efficient performance/watt wise? That's the important thing to a lot of servers isn't it?
yep ... but can they scale them up nicely to provide a good alternative over x87 cpu's ...
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Except by 2014 Intel will have 14nm parts out...
I never really see ARM having an advantage over Intel in the server/workstation space. By the time we start seeing ARM chips with satisfactory performance Intel would've caught up in terms of efficiency.
 
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