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[News] ARM Could Help Build Energy-efficient GNU/Linux Servers

  • Subject: [News] ARM Could Help Build Energy-efficient GNU/Linux Servers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 00:11:06 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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ARM dips toe into server chip design

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| According to Drew, the website for the ARM 
| Linux Internet Platform is "running on a 
| Marvell-based very small cluster of chips".
| "We switched it in about six months ago â 
| it's going OK," Drew said. "It's one of these 
| things where you don't know what you don't 
| know until you try it."
| The trial is giving ARM an idea of the 
| performance, power management and cooling 
| implications of running a website off the 
| company's low-powered architecture, Drew 
| added. He noted that "a lot more" had to be 
| done on creating a LAMP (Linux Apache MySql 
| Perl/PHP/Python) open-source software stack 
| for the architecture.


CloudLinux Partners with R1Soft


CloudLinux Announces Compatibility With R1Soft, The Leading Backup Software For Linux Servers In The Cloud



Linux firmware released for ARM-based printing SoCs

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| Zoran Corp. announced Linux-based firmware for
| its ARM-based Quatro family of system-on-chips,
| which target touchscreen-enabled printers and
| scanners. The Inferno firmware offers an API,
| printer engine driver, print language support,
| and other tools for developing Linux
| applications on Zoran's ARM9-based Quatro 4300
| and dual ARM11-core Quatro 4500 processors,
| both of which include printing-optimized DSPs.


ARM9 SoCs get hardware encryption

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| Atmel is using this week's ESC (Embedded
| Systems Conference) in Silicon Valley to launch
| two ARM-based system-on-chips (SoCs) featuring
| hardware encryption and authentication. The
| SAM9G46 and SAM9M11 support 256-bit AES, triple
| DES, and SHA, and they'll run Linux on 400MHz
| ARM929EJ cores, the company says.


âSources believeâ

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| I always wonder about unnamed sources. It is
| very easy for Wintel or Wintelâs partners to
| put out false news. Alarm bells go off in my
| head when the sources suggest the good old
| days will return soon. You cannot put the
| genie of the netbook back in the bottle.
| Acer has the inside track distributing such
| gadgets to ISPs, banks, etc. The developing
| markets can absorb billions of these things
| running ARM and GNU/Linux, just not x86 and
| that other OSâ
| In physics, this is described as a
| âpopulation inversionâ. A higher energy
| level of atoms tends to drop to a lower
| energy level as conditions permit. That is
| the principle used by many lasers. One atom
| decaying triggers the others.


ARM takes on the server big boys

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| DESIGNER OF CHIPS ARM claims that servers
| using its multi-core chips will go up
| against Intel within the next 12 months.
| Talking to EE Times, Warren East, ARM
| Holdings' CEO, said that while its chips
| have traditionally been used in "relatively
| low performance" roles the firm's
| architecture can "support server application
| as it is". East said that the company is
| cranking out multi-core chip designs running
| at "up to 2GHz".

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