Thu 26 Aug 2010
Smooth-Stone, a chip startup company is coming up with low powered ARM processors to power servers. ARM processors have been very successful in smart phones consuming less than 1 watt at its peak and still running at upto 1 GHz. They have now started moving into tablets (iPad), Netbooks, Plug Computers, personal servers and more. It is interesting to see how they stackup in terms of processing power per watt.
The news was that Facebook is planning to use this in their upcoming data center which Facebook denied, however low powered server is still interesting. Good news for the environment.