Looking forward to address the growing demand of cloud based infrastructure, the new ARM-based data center system on a chip (SoC) from Qualcomm expanded its capability beyond mobile chips into server processors, for the first time. As claimed by the company, it is one of the most advanced server processors, and can be used as an alternative for applications requiring low-power.
Over the years, server processors have consolidated in the hands of a couple of heavyweights, so competition could do the industry some good. Qualcomm Technologies’ server SoC technology can support a variety of data center needs, including infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS), platform-as-a service (PAAS), big data, and machine learning, which are increasingly ingrained in the server computer world. High-performance processors are necessary to support the intense pressure on cloud infrastructure and the movement to hyperscale data centers.