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  • amberkrombie_thebeagle amberkrombie_thebeagle Dec 22, 2013 8:50 AM Flag

    Biggest reason Data Center managers won't dump Intel for ARM Server chips

    ARMH can't guarantee them that they can keep up with Intel's advances over time. Managers aren't going to make such a humongous change for chips that might not even be competitive in a year.

    Data Center manager to salesrep: What's your R & D buget compared to Intel's? Gulp
    Datacenter mananger to salesrep: Intel controls their own destiny since they manufacture their own chips. Who manufactures yours? Is it here in the U.S.? Gulp.

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    • I read in an article on SA that Microsoft is working on porting over Windows to ARM, What, that's not true? :)

      There is a nice, lightweight copy of Windows for ARM that can probably work with some minor tweaking. Let's call it a weekend project for the boys at Cambridge. It's called Windows NT. They can at least change the splash screen and fool a few journalists. That should be enough to get ARMH to over $60.

    • whistleblower_detective whistleblower_detective Dec 22, 2013 11:18 AM Flag

      zombie clowns

      what you know about Data Centers and networking?

      lol

      above rant reveals that $ucked brains have no clue about Networking complex solutions and use of processors

    • First there needs some really good reasons for a datacenter manager to even consider switching from Intel architecture to ARM. Switching is a major undertaking and requires significant time, labor and expense. The ARM camp has made a lot of made bold claims about supposed energy efficiency & performance superiority but the results aren't there. Even inside investors are abandoning the ARM server dream. What the investors saw is what everyone else sees - there's no payback to justify the risk.

      And you are correct that the decision on architecture isn't just a for a single product generation, it's a strategic decision that forces decision makers to consider the vendor's experience, reputation, longevity, & stability.

 
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