Ken Nalbone and Richard Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week including Docker and Arm’s new partnership, Samsung betting big on non-volatile chips, DNA storage, and more!
AWS announced the availability of new EC2 instances powered by a Amazon-developed ARM processor called Graviton. But it turns out the company originally approached AMD to produce the CPU.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new SoC, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+. For $25, this little board gives you a quad-core ARM processor and dual-band 802.11ac.
At VMworld US 2018, a ESXi for ARM port was announced. Now at VMworld EU, the port was taken to its logical conclusion, running ESXi 6.8 on a Raspberry Pi.
I’ve long been skeptical of an ARM transition for Apple Macintosh, but the 2018 iPad Pro has made me a believer. Apple will switch to in-house hardware and this new generation of “ARMacintosh” computers will blow away the rest of the client computing market. And the only way a company could challenge Apple’s escalating dominance in mobile and tablets would be a radical new device.
Packet just announced an interesting partnership with ARM to launch Works on ARM. Basically, the partnership is based around expanding support for Armv8 processors in the data center.
ARM-based servers in the data center are a lot like free beer, it always seems like you have to wait until tomorrow. Yet, unlike that mythical pint of the latter, we might be getting closer to the day when the former is a common reality. The first of many steps to make that happen is hardware. We’ve seen a few vendors making serious strides in the space. At the end of 2016, Qualcomm showed off their Centriq 2400-series SoC, with 48 cores on a single socket server. Now AppliedMicro is ready to sample their X-Gene 3 ARM server SOC.
Have about $9,000 to spend on the new Xeon E7-8894 v4? Want to know what else you can get for the money? We’ve got you covered.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation just launched an updated SKU of their Compute Module, now with an upgraded CPU and memory. The original Compute Module was released in 2014, and essentially brought a first-gen Raspberry Pi hardware to an Internet of Things form factor. The new Compute Module doesn’t stray far from these roots.
NetBeez let’s you setup wireless network agents on just about whatever hardware you want. But they’ve got a specifically tuned version for the Raspberry Pi. In fact, if you want to get fancy, they’ll sell you a Raspberry Pi in a NetBeez enclosure with everything preinstalled. Seeing this made me think the configuration might be a little intimidating. Regardless, I decided to try it for myself. It’s a compelling little package.