back to article Our processor tech's got legs, says Arm: 'One million' data center servers will ship in 2018

One million Arm-powered data center servers will ship in 2018, the processor design house claimed on Tuesday. By servers, the Softbank-owned biz means machines that perform networking, storage, and security workloads for other systems running virtual machines and application code. Arm, like AMD, really wants to get its CPU …

  1. Jay Lenovo Silver badge

    Healthy Origins

    Arm is producing some very market disruptive technology.

    Anyone who disputes this, is welcome to discuss the matter at a Saudi Embassy.

  2. Loud Speaker

    A million what?

    Is this a million cores, a million chips or a million boxes?

    In this market, a box can hold 128 chips, each with 128 cores, so the potential difference is huge.

    1. Nate Amsden Silver badge

      Re: A million what?

      sounds like 1 million boxes with ARM something inside of them. The number would be more useful if we had indications as to the number of boxes shipped in previous years.

      With Qualcomm, AMD and at least one or two others having bailed on ARM powered servers (that otherwise have no x86 in them) seems the only thing ARM is replacing in the data center is other embedded processors. Perhaps once entirely custom silicon in many cases it may be simpler/cheaper to put the logic on a general purpose ARM processor(maybe a custom ARM processor).

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