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COMPUTEX: First ARM processor-based server unveiled

2012/06/05 20:00:24

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) The first server running British chipset designer ARM Holdings Plc processors was unveiled Tuesday at Computex Taipei, Asia's largest computer trade show.

Taiwan's MiTAC International Corp., which manufactures the product, said in a statement that the GFX server is a new generation of server with high density and low power consumption that enables more efficient cloud computing deployment.

Its development has been a collaborative project with ARM, British Canonical and Marvell Technology Group of the United States, according to MiTAC.

"The new ARM processor-based servers expand MiTAC's cloud services business roadmap," said MiTAC President Billy Ho, adding that his customers can build highly differentiated platforms in a more efficient and effective way with their latest products.

The GFX server system has been developed to meet the different workloads associated with today's information technology environment for large- and small-scale private or public cloud deployment, MiTAC said.

Lance Howarth, executive vice president of ARM marketing, said that companies building server infrastructure are shifting the focus of their purchase decisions away from pure performance toward balancing performance, energy and cost efficiency.

"ARM's long history of developing energy efficient processor cores, coupled with a partnership business model that enables optimized system-on-chip platforms, helps ecosystem partners such as MiTAC bring innovative server products into the marketplace," he said.

According to ARM, its 32-bit platforms will enter market this year, broadening the choice of device and platform options.

(By James Lee)