Re: Intel Broadwell-D
And the same is true of every <strikethrough>"ARM server"</strikethrough> Powerpoint I have ever seen.
Fixed it for you: the same could be said for Intel breaking into the mobile market. These things should be decided in the marketplace, assuming vendors are prevented from anti-competitive behaviour.
From the Anandtech article:
The 40nm X-Gene can compete with the 22nm Atom C2000 performance wise, and that is definitely an accomplishment on its own. But the 40nm process technology and the current "untuned" state of ARMv8 software does not allow it to compete in performance/watt.
Pretty stupid to compare 40nm geometries to 22nm ones as the article makes quite clear.
Nevertheless, according to Andreas Stiller at Heise, the CERN team reckons the X-Gene is getting close to Xeon:
CERN-Wissenschaftler haben allerdings vor ein paar Monaten mit dem hauseigenen ParFullCMS-Benchmark etwas bessere Er- gebnisse mit dem X-Gene 1 erzielt, jedenfalls im Vergleich zum nicht so energieoptimier- ten Xeon E5-2650.
So, the real test will be on standardised architecture with similar geometries.