On Friday I brought you speculation that Windows Server would be ported to the low-power ARM processor family, making for energy-efficient servers that could drive the cloud or green data centers.
I pointed out that even if this happened, Intel wouldn't take it lying down, and because Intel has supported Windows for so long, the advantage would go to Intel.
Apparently someone was listening, or perhaps mediocre minds think alike. Now there's a report that Microsoft wants Intel to build a 16-core Atom processor. Hmmm, this could make for energy-efficient servers that could drive the cloud or green data centers -- what a concept!
The Atom has an advantage, as it already runs XP and Windows 7 on netbooks.
Are you interested in fast servers that don't break the electricity bank, or are other approaches, such as virtualization and better cooling, more attractive? Shoot your thoughts to [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/31/2011 at 1:18 PM
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