because they are incompatible with existing software. Furthermore, Intel is already addressing power issues with the Atom-powered servers chips. The software incompatibility is why Windows RT is not selling and why arm servers will not make a dent.
Intel, Facebook Collaborate on Future Data Center Rack Technologies
Posted by IntelPR in Intel Newsroom on Jan 16, 2013 10:00:22 AM
New Photonic Architecture Promises to Dramatically Change Next Decade of Disaggregated, Rack-Scale Server Designs
Intel and Facebook* are collaborating to define the next generation of rack technologies that enables the disaggregation of compute, network and storage resources.
Quanta Computer* unveiled a mechanical prototype of the rack architecture to show the total cost, design and reliability improvement potential of disaggregation.
The mechanical prototype includes Intel Silicon Photonics Technology, distributed input/output using Intel Ethernet switch silicon, and supports the Intel® Xeon® processor and the next-generation system-on-chip Intel® Atom™ processor code named "Avoton."
Intel has moved its silicon photonics efforts beyond research and development, and the company has produced engineering samples that run at speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps).