Henry Newman on Choosing CPUs for Storage Servers

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Over at CIO Magazine, Henry Newman from Instrumental writes about the tradeoffs to consider when selecting the right CPU technology for your storage servers.

For at least this year, the two server CPU choices remain Intel and AMD. ARM might solve some of the computational parts of some of the problems, but in 2013, ARM won’t have enough I/O bandwidth with 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and storage to make it a viable alternative. This might change for 2014, but it’s too soon to predict as development of PCIe buses with enough performance capability is complex.

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