ARM suppliers join Facebook Open Compute Project

Calxeda, Intel and other chip vendors said they'll design a common CPU slot for x86 and ARM processors

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

"The processor card will be able to support any type of system-on-chip, and it will plug into a backplane that allows you to expand the system out to include a cluster of cards," said Gina Longoria, product marketing director for Calxeda.

The specification still needs to be built out, and no timeframe for it was given Wednesday. But Frankovsky held aloft a server board that he said contained five x86 processors from Intel and five 64-bit ARM processors from AppliedMicro.

AppliedMicro also announced that it has submitted the first 64-bit ARM-based server specification to the Open Compute Project, based on its upcoming X-Gene server board.

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 james_niccolai@idg.com

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