Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A single 4.3U Moonshot chassis can hold 45 server cartridges. Usually higher numbers mean better, but in this case the m400 and m800 are so significantly different I wouldn’t consider them competitors. The m800 is focused on parallel compute and DSP, while the m400 is focused on compute, memory bandwidth, IO bandwidth and features the first 64-bit ARM processor to reach retail server availability. HP ProLiant ARM Servers m400 m800 Processors 1 4 Processor AppliedMicro X-Gene Custom 64-bit ARMv8 TI KeyStone II 66AK2H Cortex-A15 ARMv7A + DSP Compute cores per processor 8 CPU 4 CPU 8 DSP Clock Speed 2.4 GHz 1.0 GHz Cache Memory Each core: 32KB L1 D$ and I$ Each pair: 256KB L2 All...

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The Server Guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this first part we introduce you to TCO and the different server chassis...

31 by Johan De Gelas on 8/17/2006

Intel Woodcrest: the Birth of a New King

Intel is back, and they seem to be here to stay. Woodcrest is shipping and Clovertown is on the horizon.

59 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/13/2006

Intel Woodcrest, AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1: Server CPU Shoot-out

Intel's newest Woodcrest arrived a few weeks ago in our server lab. We compare Intel's newest Xeon 5160 with AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1. SSL, PHP, Apache and...

91 by Johan De Gelas on 6/7/2006

Eight Core Servers: Opteron 880 (Egypt) vs. Xeon MP 3.0 GHz (Paxville)

We take a look at the Quad Dual-Core Enterprise platforms, comparing Intel's Paxville (Xeon MP) 3.0GHz with AMD's Opteron 880 in a series of 64-bit database tests.

35 by Jason Clark on 4/24/2006

NVIDIA Business Platform: A competitive desktop alternative to Intel?

NVIDIA is launching a comprehensive stable image platform solution for the IT sector designed around the AMD Athlon 64 processor series.

14 by Gary Key on 3/30/2006

Sun’s T2000 “Coolthreads” Server: First Impressions and Experiences

Sun's "Coolthreads" T2000 server is an ambitious and innovative product that may provide a solid and attractive alternative to the flood of x86 based servers. So far, there have...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 3/24/2006

Inside Newegg: They give us a Tour and you a Prize

For the first time in Newegg's history we were allowed to present the public with a tour of one of their facilities. And they even let us give...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2006

Intel’s Dual-Core Xeon First Look

More processing power has long been the focus of the processor giants, but times are changing. Performance per Watt is the focus for both AMD & Intel for the...

67 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 12/16/2005

Sun introduces T1000/T2000

Sun introduces T1000 and T2000 UltraSPARC T1 based servers with CoolThreads technology with an aim to cut up to 60% of customer operating costs.

13 by Tuan Nguyen on 12/6/2005

AnandTech Search goes Google

Take an in-depth look at the Google Mini, and how we integrated it into AnandTech.com.

48 by Jason Clark on 9/5/2005

Linux Database Server CPU Comparison

We compared different Xeon and Opteron platforms on Database servers on SUSE Enterprise Linux 9, Kernel 2.6. How well do the Xeon and Opteron perform on the newest kernel...

45 by Johan De Gelas on 6/17/2005

Intel Xeon 3.6 2MB vs AMD Opteron 252 Database Test

Intel has added 1MB of L2 to their latest Xeon offering, and AMD outfitted their Opteron with more speed and some other tricks.

97 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 2/14/2005

How to Set up a Source Control on Windows without spending a dime.

Do you have a requirement to manage source code or other types of files without spending a dime? Read on.

33 by Jason Clark on 12/28/2004

Dual CPU Database Server Comparison

We compared different Xeon and Opteron platforms on Database servers running SUSE Enterprise Linux. Do features such as large L3-caches, 64 bit, HyperThreading and fast memory really matter...

46 by Johan De Gelas on 12/2/2004

Under the Covers: Architecture at AnandTech and the Performance of ASP.NET

We're lifting the covers again for a closer look at our recent migration and how it has performed over the last 6 months.

26 by Jason Clark on 11/27/2004

Intel and AMD in a Web Application Shoot-out

The latest installment of the comparison between the current Intel and AMD server processors - this time, playing ball with three different web application servers.

47 by Jason Clark on 10/18/2004

Intel Xeon 3.6 (Nocona) vs. AMD Opteron 250 - Database Test

AMD and Intel go head-to-head in an enterprise test of wits.

44 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/13/2004

Building the AnandTech Staging Environment

In this article, we give you a peek at how we set up the staging environment for the development of AnandTech.

21 by Jason Clark on 9/10/2004

AnandTech Hardware Upgrade - four is better than two

The latest AnandTech Lampoons adventure at the NOC facility.

27 by Jason Clark on 8/22/2004

AnandTech: A Brief History of Time

A history of the web architecture of AnandTech.com, including our latest upgrade.

67 by Jason Clark on 7/26/2004

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