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Calxeda on Friday revealed initial details about its first ARM-based server chip, designed to let companies build low-power servers with up to 480 cores.

The Calxeda chip is built on a quad-core ARM processor, and low-power servers could have 120 ARM processing nodes in a 2U box, the company said in an e-mail statement. The chips will be based on ARM's Cortex-A9 processor architecture.

With the inclusion of DRAM, each ARM node will consume an average 5 watts of power during operation. The chip will include a fabric to enable communication between the nodes.
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I can think of quite a few server functions that could benefit from massive parallelization like this. I hope this catches on, I want to build myself an encoding server
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I see the old days of the Transputer returning...
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I see virtualization goodness appearing before my very eyes.
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