Boston ships 20 ARM-based servers in two months
Boston Group has already sold 20 of its ARM-based Viridis server systems in the two months since it has been on sale, says Boston’s Tim Fry.
Boston has shipped proof of concept server systems to a range of customers. Production units will be shipped next year.
The Boston Viridis uses SOCs designed by Calxeda using ARM cores. Viridis servers are said to use one tenth the power and occupy one tenth the space of an x86-based server with equivalent performance.
Currently Calxeda uses A-9 ARM cores for its server SOCs but it is in the process of moving first to A-15s, and then to the 64bit A-50 family the first members of which, the A-53 and A-57 were announced yesterday.
“Customers are facing a looming power crisis, and this technology represents their best hope to nail it,” says Barry Evans, Calxeda co-founder and CEO.
ARM sees the server business as a big opportunity. “We’re very bullish about it” says ARM CEO Warren East, “the numbers on the energy saving and space saving at constant levels of compute performance are much better than expected.”