The Linley Group Releases Server Processor Report, Details New
Metrics Driving Purchasing Decisions
Evolving Cloud Workloads Impact Server-Processor and System
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- The Linley Group
today announced availability of its latest report, "A Guide to Server
Processors, Second Edition," which analyzes the ongoing shift in
buying priorities from "performance per processor" to "performance
per watt" and "performance per watt per dollar." As data center and
cloud administrators struggle to address evolving workloads without
increasing capital and operating expenses, The Linley Group believes
the emphasis on innovation will rise. Meanwhile, backward software
compatibility will become less important, creating opportunities for
new entrants in the server processor space.
"Capital and operating costs have become paramount, giving rise to
disruptive server designs and power-efficient CPU architectures,"
said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "The need to
increase physical density translates into opportunities for those
processor suppliers who can enable new, innovative form factors, such
as blade servers and microservers, that drive down total cost of
According to The Linley Group, cloud computing and high-performance
computing (HPC) are the two primary segments driving growth in the
server market. The firm expects server processor shipments will grow
by an average rate of nearly 8 percent through 2016, reaching a total
of about 25 million processors in that year.
The report analyzes processors specifically targeted at server
applications. Intel remains the established leader with its x86
solutions, however, AMD has a bold new strategy with its x86 and
future Cortex-A57 offerings. Meanwhile, early ARM suppliers Calxeda
and Marvell face competition from AppliedMicro and Cavium with their
high-performance ARM 64-bit solutions. In addition to covering
processors specifically targeted at server applications, this edition
has been expanded to include coverage of coprocessors used in
high-performance computing (HPC) including Intel's Xeon Phi and
The Linley Group examines processor performance, integration, power
dissipation, and overall system design. In-depth chapters analyze
vendors and products, identifying strengths and weaknesses, while
also presenting key details and roadmaps.
"A Guide to Server Processors, Second Edition" is currently available
directly from The Linley Group. For further details, including
pricing and a list of included tables, visit the web site at
About The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent
technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications,
mobile, and wireless applications. The company provides strategic
consulting services, in-depth analytical reports, and Linley Tech
events focused on advanced technology topics. The Linley Group is
also the publisher of Microprocessor Report, the leading technical
publication for unbiased analysis of high-performance processor
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831.424.1811 or email email@example.com.
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