ARM based Server

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ZT Systems announced what it says is the first commercially available ARM-based development platform for the server market. The Ubuntu Linux-based R1801e 1U rackmount server employs SSD (solid state disk) storage and eight ARM Cortex-A9-based computer-on-modules (COMs), providing 16 600MHz cores while using less than 80 Watts, the company says.

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via Linux for Devices

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The key motivator is ARM's superior energy consumption. Data centers spend billions on electricity for servers, including energy used for cooling, and they have a significant CO2 emission footprint, say the partners. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), data centers account for 1.5 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption at a cost of $4.5 billion annually, an amount that is expected to almost double over the next five years.

Various servers discussed article and ARM development.