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低電力微伺服器與網路家電處理器

Low Power Micro Server & Network Appliance Processors

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 316364
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 17 Pages
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低電力微伺服器與網路家電處理器 Low Power Micro Server & Network Appliance Processors
出版日期: 2014年10月16日 內容資訊: 英文 17 Pages
簡介

微伺服器,在網站伺服器、雲端運算、物聯網(IoT),及軟體定義網路(SDN)/網路功能虛擬化(NFV)等眾多應用中,提供與傳統伺服器不同的新方法。通常微伺服器是,將共有電力、冷卻及管理的2U-5U的機殼內建的處理器及記憶體一體化的小模組。微伺服器對各個伺服器,對應更高的密度,消耗功率低,並且在成本效率方面很出色。還有微伺服器的方法,也可用於特定的整合網路用硬體設備及軟體的網路家電。

本報告以低電力微伺服器及網路家電處理器為主題,提供處理器架構及主要8間供應商提供的微伺服器用低電力處理器及網路家電調查分析、產品的主要必要條件鑑別,以及這些產品帶給設備廠商及服務供應商的優勢點總括,再加上各供應商的策略以及各公司零組件的特徵、性能及彈性的調查。

第1章 簡介

第2章 微伺服器與網路家電

  • 微伺服器
  • 網路家電

第3章 處理器結構

  • AMR
  • MIPS
  • x86

第4章 低電力處理器詳細內容

  • AMR 64位元處理器
  • AMR 32位元處理器
  • 低電力x86處理器

第5章 處理器供應商

  • AMD
  • Applied Micro
  • Avago
  • Broadcom
  • Cavium
  • Freescale
  • Intel
  • Texas Instruments

第6章 結論

目錄
Product Code: Vol. 10, No. 3

Micro servers offer an alternative approach to traditional servers for many applications, including Web servers, cloud computing, the Internet of things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN)/network functions virtualization (NFV). Micro servers are typically small modules integrating processor and memory that plug into a 2U-5U chassis with shared power, cooling and management. Micro servers support higher densities, lower energy consumption and are more cost effective than discrete servers. The micro server approach can also be used for network appliances that integrate hardware or software for specific networking applications.

There are now multiple vendors with low-power processors that can be used in micro servers or network appliances. All of these venders have been in the processor business for a significant length of time and are making major investments into this market. Most are shifting to ARMv8 processors for micro servers and network appliances, creating a new ecosystem. Intel is committed to maximizing market share with x86 solutions, and Imagination Technologies is keen for vendors to look at MIPS for future developments.

The micro server market is set to take off with several systems already available and a growing range of processors from multiple vendors. The combination of low-power processors and shared resources should deliver cost-effective solutions that increase server density and reduce power consumption in data centers for many applications, including Web servers, cloud computing and IoT. With these systems service providers have the opportunity to choose the processors that meet their requirements. Although these systems do not provide a common platform, like ATCA or MicroTCA, vendor are providing multiple options for processor modules, storage and networking.

Server vendors are positioning these micro servers as a revolutionary alternative to conventional servers. The whole rationale for the micro server is delivering flexible performance for key applications using a platform that requires significantly less rack space, power and capital investment. The challenge for processor vendors is ensuring their solutions can support all relevant software and deliver system performance per Watt at a price that is competitive against other low-power server processors and high-performance server processors.

Low-Power Micro Server & Network Appliance Processors details and analyzes processor architectures and low-power processors for micro servers and network appliances from eight leading vendors, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.

Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:

Micro servers are CPU modules that plug into rack mount chassis with shared management, power, cooling, networking and storage. Micro server systems, like blade server systems, offer higher densities, lower energy consumption and are usually more cost effective than discrete servers. Micro servers typically use processors with a thermal design power (TDP) of 10-45W and can be used for a wide range of applications, including Web servers, hosted desktops, cloud servers, big data and security. The following excerpt shows one example of a micro server system from Dell.

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Companies profiled in this report include: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD); Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC); ARM Ltd. (LSS: UK:ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH); Avago Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO); Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM); Cavium Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM); Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (NYSE: FSL); Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC); and Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN).

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. Micro Servers & Network Appliances

  • Micro Servers
  • Network Appliances

III. Processor Architectures

  • ARM
  • MIPS
  • x86

IV. Low-Power Processor Details

  • ARM 64-Bit Processors
  • ARM 32-Bit Processors
  • Low-Power x86 Processors

V. Processor Vendors

  • AMD
  • Applied Micro
  • Avago
  • Broadcom
  • Cavium
  • Freescale
  • Intel
  • Texas Instruments

VI. Conclusions

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