It’s that time. Before we welcome a brand new year, here are 2010’s most popular posts according to you! 1. Stats of the Day: BP Oil Spill Google Results Back in June, I ran a little experiment. In terms of Google search results, how did BP’s recent oil spill compare against the previous top environmental […]
ZT Systems get in on the ARM server fun
The ARM-based server buzz continues this week with an announcement from Secaucus, NJ-based ZT Systems. The server and PC maker unveiled the R1801e, a 1U unit with up to 16 ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores that operates at a mere 80 watts. That includes eight server modules, storage in the form of eight SSDs and dual […]
Smooth-Stone’s now Calxeda, ARM servers by 2011?
Good-bye Smooth-Stone, hello Calxeda (pronounced “Cal-Zeh-Dah”). The startup, which specializes in server designs using ARM’s low-power processor technology, is not only undergoing a name change, new staffing developments point to a company that’s gearing up to take on server vendors that have made their fortunes on Intel’s and AMD’s x86 processors. Earlier this summer, the […]
Intel on server chips: Atom out, McAfee in
SeaMicro, you’re on your own. (And it could be a good thing.) According to Intel’s vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group, Kirk Skaugen, the chipmaker won’t be making a push into the server space with its low-power Atom processor. The market for servers comprised of several Atom processors, like the ones […]
Is Facebook transitioning to ARM servers?
If the rumors are to be believed, a major web company is getting ready to deploy servers based on ARM’s low-power chips. According to Charlie Demerjian’s post at Semi Accurate, Facebook will be the first to make that jump. (With Smooth-Stone, perhaps?) Though mainly a designer of chips for smartphones and mobiles — essentially a […]
Smooth-Stone raises $48M for green, ARM-based servers
Smooth-Stone, an Austin, Texas-based startup that’s looking to improve data center efficiency with computer servers that feature non-traditional chip architectures, announced today that it has raised $48 million to develop ARM-based servers. The funds come from a mix of VCs and technology companies, most notably ARM, which has a vested interest in seeing its low-power […]