by Yevgeniy Sverdlik Data Center Knowledge
April 29, 2015
PayPal has deployed servers based on 64-bit ARM processors as part of its data center infrastructure. ARM servers were cheaper but offered performance levels equivalent to regular servers that power the company’s popular online-payment applications, Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of ARM chip maker Applied Micro, said.
It’s unclear how big the ARM deployment is at PayPal’s data centers. Gopi avoided directly answering requests to clarify this on an earnings call with analysts Tuesday, on which he announced the deployment, saying only that PayPal had “deployed and validated X-Gene,” Applied Micro’s 64-bit ARM processors, and that the servers were “running a real workload.”
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