Porting To ARM 64-Bit


Why 64-bit? It seems that is a question with many answers! For some, it will be the need to address more than 4GB of memory, for others the need for wider registers and greater accuracy of 64-bit data processing, for still others the attraction of a larger register set. Whatever your reason for looking to move to 64-bit, it is likely that you will have a body of legacy software which will ne... » read more

Chip Startup Shuts Its Doors


Calxeda, a high-profile developer of ARM-based chips for servers and other products, has shut its doors and effectively ceased operations. As part of the move, the startup has laid off nearly all of its 130 employees amid what it calls a restructuring period. Founded in 2008, Calxeda has raised around $103 million in funding, and has been selling ARM-based server chips in an emerging but inc... » read more

New Architectures Redefining The Data Center


By Ed Sperling The cost of powering and cooling data centers, coupled with a better understanding of how enterprise-level applications can utilize hardware more effectively, are spawning a new wave of changes inside of data centers. Data centers are always evolving, but in this sector that evolution is deliberate and sometimes painstakingly slow. In fact, each major shift tends to last a de... » read more

Low-Power CPUs Hitting Their Stride In The Datacenter


By Ann Steffora Mutschler Without a doubt, the cloud has and continues to change the nature of the datacenter, particularly the requirements the infrastructure has to deliver. Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel, noted during a Webcast last week, “The infrastructure must change in support of cloud-based services.... » read more