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July, 2010

  • 30 July

    Anticipation Builds for ARM-Powered Servers

    ARM processor server

    Yesterday, the popular tech blog GigaOM posted a story about Ian Drew, executive vice president of marketing at ARM Holdings. ARM is known for its low-powered processors that have cornered the market on smartphones, tablets, and many other devices. Lately, Drew has become quite popular with the announcement that ARM …

June, 2010

  • 25 June

    Intel May Release a 10-core Xeon

    Rumors are circulating that Intel will soon announce their newest Xeon processor with a whopping 10 cores. Intel release notes from the upcoming Hot Chips conference, and on the list of announcements is “Westmere-EX: A 20-Thread Server CPU”. With hyperthreading, the operating system treats each core like two processors (i.e. …

April, 2010

  • 29 April

    ARM CEO Promises Server CPUs in 2011

    Warren East, CEO of Arm Holdings revealed that he expects servers based on ARM multicore processors to arrive in 2011. ARM processors are best known in the mobile device market, especially smartphones, because of their low power consumption. Normally, low power consumption equates to low speed, which is fine for …

July, 2009

  • 13 July

    AMD unveils more super powered energy-light chips

    In June AMD released a series of six-core processors designed for servers. The interestingly named Opteron Instanbul chips were quite popular, according to the company, which claims it saw numerous customers of their four-core chips upgrade to the new six-core Instanbul. The latest incarnations of the chips are designed for …

June, 2009

  • 18 June

    A processor by any other name

    Intel has decided to play the name game. As if having different processors named “Core”, “Core Duo”, “Core 2” and “Core 2 Duo” was no confusing enough, Intel has announced plans for a huge overhaul of their naming scheme. Not to be outdone by Apple, iCarly and pretty much everyone …

May, 2009

  • 19 May

    Dell to use laptop chips in mini servers

    Via is known for its low power, energy efficient processors, and they often used in portable devices. Using one to run a server seems unfathomable. But Dell has introduced a new ultra-light server called the XS11-VX8 that will rely on the netbook-friendly processors for its computing. The servers are design …

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