Quanta versus SeaMicro and Intel versus Tilera, these are the match-ups in the the competition for low power draw and high density in the data center of the future. What kind of exotic tools is it going to take to outfox companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft in the hegemony of cloud computing?
What would you do if you had a cloud computing environment sitting in a 2 Unit rack sized box? Well we’ll never know unless YOU TRY IT! Tilera is signing up all kinds of manufacturers to try out test samples of it’s unique cpu in products that range from Quanta’s S2Q to security gateways for networks. There’s a lot of applications potentially, but so far not nearly enough shipping product. So what’s going on anyways?
Two big announcements with in a week or so of one another from two server manufacturers. On one side we have the Quanta SQ2 on the other SeaMicro SM10000. Both have 512 CPUs. Quanta fills up 2U of rack space, and SeaMicro fills 10U.