29 Jan '14, 2am

Rex Computing shows off Epiphany server solution at Open Compute Project Summit.

Rex Computing shows off Epiphany server solution at Open Compute Project Summit.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Servergy Inc. and Rex Computing debuted low power server architectures using Power and Adapteva processors, respectively, at the Facebook-led Open Compute Summit here. The two startups are the latest vendors leveraging the push for low power in big datacenters to disrupt Intel's dominance in servers. Servergy showed its 32-bit CT-1000 server using the eight-core Freescale P4080 , and said it will roll a 64-bit system later this year using the Freescale P4240. Rex showed a prototype server using 32 ARM Cortex A9 cores embedded in Xilinx Zynq FPGAs working beside Adapteva Epiphany III chips as co-processors. It plans a 64-bit version using ARM Cortex A53 cores and Epiphany IV co-processors. As many as a dozen companies are working on ARM server SoCs in hopes of gaining an edge over the Atom-based SoCs Intel is now shipping. Servergy and Rex both emerge fro...

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