Rumor: Google will use ARM chips from Qualcomm in data centers

Feb

6

2016

Google reportedly developing ARM chips with Qualcomm and announce next week to support these chips in its data centers. If the rumor is true, this is a blow to Intel, which now dominates the market for server chips.

Google plans to use the Qualcomm ARM processors as they perform adequate notice Bloomberg based on anonymous sources. Google and Qualcomm would Google would disclose publicly its support to the project and work together for some time on the development of the chips and next week.

The end of 2013 there were rumors that Google had plans for own server chips. Qualcomm is working even though times on ARM socs for servers and the company now has its first server designs for testing purposes delivered . Google uses according to Cnet since 2005 its own server design and probably works both companies to optimize Qualcomm’s ARM server chips for a new server design.

Google is one of the world’s largest buyers of chips, for use in its data centers worldwide. Until now, Rose especially Intel the holding. Google buys quarterly 300,000 processors, according to research firm IDC. Intel is with large distance the largest chip supplier for servers, particularly for systems in data centers. Meanwhile, the market turnover makes a third of Intel’s out.

Some manufacturers are working on alternative chips based on the ARM architecture for data center applications, including Qualcomm and AMD, but were so far that hardly a threat to Intel. The ARM chips to make data centers especially economical. The consumption of data centers is a growing problem.

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