Microsoft said to be developing Windows Server OS for ARM-Based servers

ARM logoMicrosoft seems to realize the uncertainty around the future of x86 computingand is sad to be working on a version of its software for server computers that run on chips based on ARM Holdings s technology -- a move that could be challenging for Intel.

Bloomberg's sources claim that Redmond is already testing a version of Windows Server that’s already running on ARM-based servers. Microsoft now only offers a server operating system for use on Intel’s X86 technology-based processors.

An ARM-based version of Windows Server could challenge Intel’s dominance. ARM dominates in mobile-phone chips, while Intel has 98 percent of the market for processors used in servers that run on personal-computer chips.

The advantages of ARM chips compared to x86 designs are obvious. Most important of them, is their low power draw. Typically, a 64-bit ARM powered microserver has a thermal design power (TDP) of of between 10 and 45 watts. A conventional x86 server runs more than 90 watts.

Linux is already leading the way to 64-bit ARM data centers. The major business Linux vendors, Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE have had Linux running on 64-bit ARM processors for years now.

Red Hat, with AMD, American Megatrends, AppliedMicro, ARM, Cavium, Dell, HP and Linaro, are taking the next step. Canonical showed earlier this year with AppledMicro that Ubuntu will not just run on 64-bit ARM, it could be used to run an OpenStack cloud.

Hewlett-Packard is offering a version of its Moonshot server line that runs on ARM-based processors from Applied Micro Circuits.

It seems that moving Windows Server and Azure to 64-bit ARM fits into both Microsoft's technical and business plans.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: ARM, CPUs, Microsoft, OSes, servers

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)