The benefits of low power consumption and high processing power have been ARM processors big plus in the mobile and tablet market for sometime.
It seems strange that the take up has been slow in the desktop and server markets considering the benefits they have.
Things may change however when the 64bit versions are available for desktop and servers according to Dell.
Jimmy Pike, Vice President, Dell Data Center Solutions “I don’t think you’ll see any serious momentum in ARM until 64-bit comes out” ARM expect to ship its 64-bit processor designs in 2014 with the server versions late 2014 early 2015.
At present ARM processor designs only support 32-bit applications where most server deployed support 64-bit. It seems likely the processors will be based on the Cortex-A50 series which will address 64-bit computing.
Virtualization technology and software packages will also need to be ARM compliant. There also needs to be a common BIOS model and ARM needs to be able to work with advanced networking tools for it to become a serious data center contender.
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