Calxeda Presents First ARM Ubuntu Cloud Server

This endeavour has been in the making for a few years

By on May 10th, 2012 10:01 GMT

Calxeda, a company backed financially by ARM and which strives to make data centers as efficient as possible using ultra-low power technology, has revealed its Ubuntu powered EnergyCore reference server, in the presence of Mark Shuttleworth, at Ubuntu Developer Summit.

Canonical, the company that developes the Ubuntu operating systems, has been working with Calxeda for a few years in order to make this server a reality. The solution presented at Ubuntu Developer Summy can easily deploy OpenStack based clouds using MAAS and Juju.

The server dubbed EnergyCore can house up to 48 Quadcore nodes at under 300 Watts with up to 24 SATA drives, which meas that it is possible to house 1000 server in just one rack.

Calxeda EnergyCore processors are a family of SoC (Server-on-Chip) products that bring the power efficiency of ARM processors to the datacenter. Built upon the Calxeda EnergyCore Architecture, each SoC integrates a unique set of capabilities all within a single chip.

Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), the upcoming version of the popular Ubuntu operating system, is taking place these days in Oakland, USA, between 7 and 11 May.

Stay tuned for more UDS-Q news on our Softpedia Linux Blog section!

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