Pushing the Boundaries of Server Hardware

Server hardware is constantly evolving, and as a dedicated server administrator, it is a good idea to stay abreast on the latest technology and find out where server technology is headed in the future. The following are some of the new technology that has recently been released or is coming soon.

72-core processor – Do you think your quad-core system is fancy? Check out Tilera’s 72-core chip architecture. Unveiled recently at the RSA conference, this chip is poised to threaten the long dominance of Intel and AMD in the server markets.

ARM Server Processors – ARM is attempting to enter the server processor market as well, offering energy-efficient 64-bit Cortex-A50 chips. As businesses become more environmentally conscious and/or need to comply with heightened regulations on power usage and carbon emissions, ARM could make great progress.

Big Data Hardware – Big data is big news in the server industry and many companies like HP, EMC, and Oracle are now selling hardware specifically designed for big data. These big data appliances offer fast processing, on-server cache, and software tailored for data queries, large storage, and analytics.

Whether you are just getting started with servers or are running an enterprise that needs the latest and greatest, technology changes fast. By knowing what is out there, you can determine what you do and do not need.