Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that interconnects are the newest front in the war over server microprocessors between Intel and ARM.
Intel is widely expected to implement in future Xeon processors the interconnect technology from a spate of recent acquisitions. Server and adapter makers believe such a move could narrow their hardware options and are looking to ARM and AMD for alternatives. “There’s an opportunity for someone to be the ARM of interconnect–it could enable a lot of interesting designs,” said Moray McLaren, a high performance computing specialist at HP Labs.
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