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Why Hyperscalers are Moving to Arm Servers
Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in Arm-based servers among hyperscalers. Hyperscalers are companies that operate large-scale data centers to provide cloud computing services. Some of the most well-known hyperscalers include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud. Arm-based servers are based on a different processor architecture compared to the more traditional x86-based servers. Arm processors are typically found in mobile devices, but they are becoming increasingly popular in servers due to their energy efficiency and scalability. One of the main advantages of Arm-based servers is their energy efficiency. Arm processors...
ThunderX2 2.2GHz 64-core 256 Hardware Threads 2U2P Systems In Stock
Check out htop during a "make -j 256" native AArch64 compile. ThunderX2 systems in stock as of April 19, 2021, check out our product page on this site for details.
FreeBSD 13.0 CURRENT AArch64 Bare Metal Install ThunderX 32-core CPU
Recent Google search results for FreeBSD AArch64 are rather rare so I thought I'd try the latest ISO bare metal on a 32-core ThunderX motherboard to see the current status. Before 13.0 came out, the available ISOs didn't install so I was surprised to see 13.0 install so easily. There are some posts out there saying it was broken with no fix in sight. The steps to install FreeBSD are the same as what I'm used to with Ubuntu. Find the ISO, download, dd to USB stick, install USB in ThunderX USB port, hit F10 for UEFI boot menu, select...