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Market Trends: Data Center Growth Has Created Opportunities for New Server Processor Architectures (ARM Versus x86)

Published: 29 March 2012

ID: G00228088

Analyst(s): Sergis Mushell, Martin Reynolds , Jeffrey Hewitt , Alfonso Velosa


Modern general-purpose servers offer an effective balance of compute, memory and input/output bandwidth. However, certain workloads do not efficiently load the processors. In such an environment, extreme low-energy server architectures can offer an economic solution.

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Trends in the Market

Market: Extreme Low-Energy Server Chips Have the Potential for Adoption in the Data Center Market

Technology: SoC-Based Processors Form Foundation for Lower-Power-Consumption Data Centers

Contrarian View: Migration to Extreme Low-Energy Server Architectures May Be Delayed by Customer Requirements

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