Rich Stroffolino discusses why we’re seeing a rise in semi-custom silicon approaches. General-purpose computing has been the rule for decades, but the slowing performance and efficiency gains on x86 have pushed chip makers to finding different paths to optimizing performance. Rich digs into it in this video.
This week, Stephen Foskett and Rich Stroffolino discuss VMware closing on the acquisition of Carbon Black, why Workplace by Facebook is growing so fast, how Puppet is going after cloud-native development with Project Nebula, and why semi-custom silicon is the new hotness.
Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino discuss all the announcements from HPE Discover, Nvidia bringing CUDA to ARM, Huawei slashing revenue, and the League of Entropy.
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.