Facebook Shakes Hardware World With Own Storage Gear | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Now, Facebook has provided a new option for these big name Wall Street outfits. But Krey also says that even among traditional companies who can probably benefit from this new breed of hardware, the project isn’t always met with open arms. “These guys have done things the same way for a long time,” he tells… Continue reading Facebook Shakes Hardware World With Own Storage Gear | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Tilera preps many-cored Gx chips for March launch • The Register

“Were here today shipping a 64-bit processor core and we are what looks like two years ahead of ARM,” says Bishara. “The architecture of the Tile-Gx is aligned to the workload and gives one server node per chip rather than a sea of wimpy nodes not acting in a cache coherent manner. We have been… Continue reading Tilera preps many-cored Gx chips for March launch • The Register

Tilera | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Tilera’s roadmap calls for its next generation of processors, code-named Stratton, to be released in 2013. The product line will expand the number of processors in both directions, down to as few as four and up to as many as 200 cores. The company is going from a 40-nm to a 28-nm process, meaning they’re… Continue reading Tilera | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

How Google Spawned The 384-Chip Server | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

SeaMicro’s latest server includes 384 Intel Atom chips, and each chip has two “cores,” which are essentially processors unto themselves. This means the machine can handle 768 tasks at once, and if you’re running software suited to this massively parallel setup, you can indeed save power and space. via How Google Spawned The 384-Chip Server… Continue reading How Google Spawned The 384-Chip Server | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Xen hypervisor ported to ARM chips • The Register

Open Source software is a good barometer by which to measure the ‘interest’ or adoption rate of some chip architectures. The availability of a Xen Hypervisor for the ARM15 is a good sign that some folks have development boards on which to compile the software for the virtualization software (Xen). Considering this then, hopefully more software support for the new ARM15 will spur some testing and development work amongst the big datacenter providers who are looking to save energy costs long term by using lower power ARM cpus (MORE)

Intel Responds to Calxeda/HP ARM Server News (Wired.com)

Wired.com isn’t the best at following the Cloud Data Industry. In fact at least they partially want to keep their advertisers happy so they will publish a Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt raising response direct from an Intel PR Engineer. Happily the Intel folks aren’t even fully aware of what people are doing with their SeaMicro and Quanta SQ-2 boxes and continue to beat the drum on Virtualized Servers on Multi-core, high-clocked chips. That’s the old school thinking on what a Compute Cloud can be. The New School says put the cloud in a single box, let the clock run slower and use less power and everybody wins. Read On:

ARM specs out first 64-bit RISC chips • The Register

With the announcements recently from Calxeda and HP now ARM is jumping back into the limelight. They are working on the next version of the ARM architecture which will feature a 64bit clean design (which some speculated was going to arrive with ARM-15). Although the current version of the ARM architecture and support 40bit data paths, anything wider than that has to be worked around through OS level support of the underlying workaround. In a word, it’s a non-trivial task. But things will get much easier with the next Rev. All hail Version 8

HP hooks up with Calxeda to form server ARMy • The Register

By itself Calxeda has made some big plans attempting to create computers like the SeaMicro SM10000. But the ability to manufacture on any scale and then sell that product is a bit limited. But as of today HP has partnered with Calxeda to sell product and help design a server using the reference design for a compute node. So the ball is rolling, and now there’s a third leg in this race between the Compute Cloud in a Box manufacturers (Calxeda, SeaMicro and Tilera). Read On:

U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months | Threat Level | Wired.com

In a fight between Superman and Spiderman who would win? That’s a game we used to play as kids. Nowadays the question is more like in a fight between your personal data and a Government request to Google to access that data who would win? All evidence points to you being the loser. Read On: