Rick Merritt, EETimes
2/9/2016 10:00 AM EST
SANTA CLARA – It’s still early days in the growth of cloud service providers who are driving trends in servers and Ethernet networks. Their rise is opening small, but significant opportunities for non-x86-based servers, according to analysts at The Linley Group.
Applied Micro, AMD and Cavium launched ARM server SoCs last year that together will take less than 5% of the server market this year. By 2020, Intel predicts a third of cloud providers will use FPGAs, analysts noted in a keynote at their annual data center event here.
On the networking front, 40 Gbit controllers and switches are gaining traction this year. But they will be quickly overtaken by 25/50 and 100G chips starting next year.
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