Karl Freund asks the question: Has OpenPower crushed ARM at Google?


17 Apr 2016 - On his blog, Karl Freund asks: Has OpenPower crushed ARM at Google? Anyone who still doubted that large data centres are serious about inducing a competitive CPU certainly got a wake-up call last week when Rackspace and Google announced that they are teaming up to enable their use of OpenPower when IBM releases their POWER9 chip in late 2017. Some have questioned whether this means ARM is now far behind, and one does have to wonder how this could impact Qualcomm and Broadcom's ARM Server SOC plans. Freund takes a look at how this might play out.
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