Rick Merritt, EETimes
10/2/2014 11:35 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Users and vendors of ARM-based servers say their biggest need is better support from middleware such as compilers for scripting languages. The systems aim to use an emerging class of relatively power-efficient ARM-based SoCs to grab a slice of a server market currently dominated by Intel’s muscular x86 processors.
Multiple chip vendors showed ARM servers up and running a variety of Linux-based operating systems and applications at the annual ARM Tech Con here. One vendor showed its ARM SoCs beating Intel servers in a live test. However, users said code for ARM-based systems has plenty of room for optimizations that promise better performance.
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