“you can now provision hourly, on-demand ARMv8 servers powered by 2 x 48 Cavium SoCâ€™s on Packet. Weâ€™re starting with our EWR1 home (New York metro), as well as Sunnyvale and Amsterdam. Weâ€™ll add in Tokyo in early December when the facility opens for production customers.
The amazing thing about this server (which also features 128 GB of DDR4 RAM and 320 GB of m.2 SSD flash) is the incredibly low cost per core: at $0.50/hr for 96 cores, youâ€™re paying about 1/10th the cost per core (per hour) versus our Intel-based Type 2 machine.”
See ARMâ€™ing the World with an ARM64 Bare Metal ServerWhile some folks waste time and energy deriding ARM CPUs in servers at the same time billions adopt ARM for all kinds of workloads, others quietly go about installing many thousands of ARMed CPUs in their data-centres. It’s all good. The dinosaurs didn’t notice the mice either but we know who inherited Earth… 😉
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.