HP unveils plans for low-power, ARM-based servers

By Leeky
Nov 2, 2011
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  1. Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to build servers utilizing low-energy processors licensed by ARM, making the servers cheaper to run than current alternatives.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    This is basically the opposite of what system directors and admins want. Nobody managing a corporate IT environment wants a low energy and low capability server, if a web server is needed we don't go and look for a tree hugging machine we just virtualize it on the same machines everything else is running on. With the ultra convenient management capabilities of virtualization plus things like dynamic resource balancing why would anyone want to have to manage a separate low power ARM based machine when whatever low power application it might be running could easily be put on a server that needs to be high power anyway?
  3. A rack holds 2,800 servers though is equilvalent to 700 servers or each server is only 1/4 of a traditional server.

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