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  • Calxeda Is Now Out Of The ARM Linux Server Race

    Phoronix: Calxeda Is Now Out Of The ARM Linux Server Race

    While Calxeda was leading (and driving) the ARM server race for a while with their Linux-friendly power-efficient ARMv7 EnergyCore SoCs, they're not out of the race as the company is shutting down...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0ODg

  • #2
    This is sad, but any good engineer could have told them that people don't want 32-bit servers.
    They should have waited and started with an A57......

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      they're not out of the race as the company is shutting down. ]
      First sentence, after the first comma,
      I guess it should be "they're now"
      am I right?

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      • #4
        What a shame.

        They were leading the ARM server game and could really establish themselves and in a year or two, ARM on servers might be huge. They could really the biggest marketshare then and great revenue.

        Too bad they couldn't stay a float for another year or two.

        Maybe investors are short-sighted, this is a investment that could really pull off.
        But Intel is advancing quite nice with their Avalon SoC based on their Atom processors with Silvermont architecture, and they're now developing Goldmont.
        but its been pretty silent from Nvidia about their Project Denver, their ARMv8 64-bit CPU.

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        • #5
          What if there were people crowdfunding this venture? This company should be a visionary and developed the 64bit ARM chips which would be a much better play in the server market where powerful low-power high speed chips are the sweet spot.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            What a shame.

            They were leading the ARM server game and could really establish themselves and in a year or two, ARM on servers might be huge. They could really the biggest marketshare then and great revenue.

            Too bad they couldn't stay a float for another year or two.

            Maybe investors are short-sighted, this is a investment that could really pull off.
            But Intel is advancing quite nice with their Avalon SoC based on their Atom processors with Silvermont architecture, and they're now developing Goldmont.
            but its been pretty silent from Nvidia about their Project Denver, their ARMv8 64-bit CPU.
            It is a pity, Intel is the only company with the fab plants and capital to really drive this change, and it's sad since they're locking themselves into a market monopoly in regards to CPU manufacture.
            I really hope a worthy competitor comes around, but it looks as though Intel is going to conquer this market.

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            • #7
              ARM vs Intel

              Even if they had a 64 bit platform, porting all the software to ARM and testing it would have been a lot of work before businesses were ready for adoption.

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