The way to test ARM v Xeon as servers is in the cloud:
“If you are dying to see how software running on a bona fide ARM server stacks up against a Xeon server, then TryStack.org has some time slices running the OpenStack cloudy fabric that have your name written all over them.”
Trystack:“The Easiest Way To Try Out OpenStack. We’ve set up large clusters of hardware running OpenStack on both x86 and ARM architectures. The best part? It’s totally free for you to try & test your apps—thanks to our generous individual and corporate contributors.”
This should be a big shot in the arm for developers and organizations wanting to try out their applications on ARMed clusters. The price is right, $0.