Red Hat, Xen, Java, Cloudera prepped for 64-bit ARM

The software support is needed for ARM-based servers to take off

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware, Cloudera, java

Thomas Walker, a systems architect at Morgan Stanley, said his firm operates about 76,000 servers in its data centers, up from 4,000 10 years ago, so it's not hard to see why they're interested in more energy-efficient systems.

To make ARM servers a reality, he's looking for "major improvements" in the GNU tools and support for LAMP, Hadoop and other open-source packages.

Morgan Stanley's use of Cloudera is growing, he said, and "64-bit is really where we want to be."

"That's why I'm eagerly awaiting my hardware," Walker said.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is

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