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Boston Limited is the world’s first company to begin shipping ultra-low power ARM-based servers. ARM’s chips power devices such as Apple smartphones and tablets and the new Raspberry Pi classroom computer.
Attendees to the two day IP EXPO show at London’s Earls Court 2 will be the first in the UK to explore and learn about the first ever ARM-based servers and their architecture when they are demoed on stand F14.
The Boston Viridis servers, based on Calxeda EnergyCore SoC (System on a Chip), bring a 10x reduction in energy costs compared with conventional servers.
The Calxeda EnergyCore SoC, which is supported by Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and Fedora v17+ distributions, has been shown to run popular software platforms including Cloud Management software from Openstack, Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra, and applications built in Java, Ruby on Rails, Python and the popular LAMP stack.
Apostolos Lambrianides, marketing executive at Boston, said: “Boston has used nearly 20 years of specialist experience in high-performance server manufacturing to come to market first ahead of US computing giants such as HP and Dell.
“These building blocks of high end computing are set to radically change the economics of large scale data centres, sparking innovation in emerging fields such as cloud computing, data modelling and analysis – often called ‘Big Data’ -scientific research and media streaming.”
IP EXPO, the UK’s number one IT infrastructure event, will showcase the latest solutions for IP Networks, Wireless, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security. Big Data will play a key role in this year’s show alongside BYOD, and Network and Cloud Security as IT departments continue to grow and change.
Boston will demo its Viridis servers alongside a host of cloud-based solutions on stand F14 at IP EXPO 2012.
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