Facebook and economical ARM technology

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Few people have not heard of a site called Facebook . Now it is - one of the world's most popular social networks. And its founder, Mark Zuckerberg - a successful businessman who became a billionaire at 23.

Facebook и экономная технология ARM

There was a life not so long ago, in 2004. Originally, it was meant only for the students of the prestigious Harvard University. On the site you can create a profile, add to it the picture, add to the list of classmates, friends and communicate with them via instant messaging. Harvard students Mark appreciated the development, the project has been recognized, the incentive for further development and, ultimately, worldwide fame.

Now Zuckerberg's company is building a new data center. It will be located in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the servers of the company you plan to use microprocessors architecture ARM, not x86, as it was previously. This means that soon the ARM architecture could oust several x86 servers on the market today. For giants such as AMD and Intel, this development is fraught with multi-million dollar losses.

Supplier of microprocessors will be the company Smooth-Stone . The financing of its activities are involved, in particular, Arm Holdings and Texas Instruments.

The main advantage of microprocessor architecture ARM - relatively low power consumption. Apparently, that's why the leadership of Facebook and decided on these changes. To save and electricity, and the company's budget. Otherwise, the replacement of x86 microprocessors ARM technology would be meaningless.

And how ordinary bloggers are trying to save system resources of servers? Share your ideas and best practices?

Last modified: 10/08/2013 at 08:42
Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 19:37
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