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Why ARM Servers, And Why Now? (EnterpriseTech)

Timothy Prickett Morgan takes a look at how the ARM server ecosystem is coming along. "As Canonical announced two weeks ago, Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS is the X-Gene 1 from Applied Micro and the Thunder from Cavium Networks. Red Hat has demonstrated its Fedora development Linux on the X-Gene 1 and AMD’s “Seattle” Opteron A1150 processors, and Jon Masters, chief ARM architect at Red Hat, said at the ARM Tech Day that 98.6 percent of the packages in RHEL are “ARM clean,” and added that this is a full-on 64-bit implementation of the stack and that Red Hat would not support 32-bit code and that the support for 64KB memory pages made it impossible to do a 32-bit port. 

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