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[Wired] Calxeda’s New Quad-Core ARM Part for the Cloud

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http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2011/11/calxeda/



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On Tuesday, Austin-based startup Calxeda launched its EnergyCore ARM system-on-chip (SoC) for cloud servers. At first glance, Calxeda’s chip looks like something you’d find inside a smartphone, but the product is essentially a complete server on a chip, minus the mass storage and memory. The company puts four of these EnergyCore SoCs onto a single daughterboard, called an EnergyCard, which is a reference design that also hosts four DIMM slots and four SATA ports. A systems integrator would plug multiple daughterboards into a single mainboard to build a rack-mountable unit, and then those units could be linked via Ethernet into a system that can scale out to form a single system that’s home to some 4096 EnergyCore processors (or a little over 1,000 four-processor EnergyCards).
Calxeda is part of HP..... and we will probably see HP Proliant ARM servers within the six months.
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I can't wait to see another company competing with Intel and AMD in the desktop and server space. Benchmarks of ARM chips vs. Intel and AMD? Yes, please.
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nice read, thanks for that Duckie
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I can't wait to see another company competing with Intel and AMD in the desktop and server space. Benchmarks of ARM chips vs. Intel and AMD? Yes, please.
I doubt they're going to be that good unless someone really optimized code.
     
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I doubt they're going to be that good unless someone really optimized code.
Not at first, no. But it'd be interesting to see how far off they are, in terms of power and performance.
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how would something like this be for folding? could you fold on it? how many PPD?
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i hope we dont go cloud computing in thr future. for main use anyways
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