Calxeda Initiates Software Support For ARM Based Servers, Canonical Announces Ubuntu Server OS For ARM

Start-up Calxeda has launched a new industry wide initiative to help provide software support for ARM based servers that it is developing.

ARM chips are currently used only in Smartphones and tablet PC devices and offer greater performance while using less power.

However, Calxeda is incorporating the same technology to create servers for data centres, which will use a lot less power than what is being used by current data centre systems.

As a part of its efforts, the company has launched the Trailblazer initiative which is aimed at providing Calxeda’s server technology to hardware vendors, data centre operators and software vendors.

The companies that have partnered with Celxeda in this initiative include Canonical, Caringo, Couchbase and Pervasive. Under the new initiative, the partners will get early access to Calxeda’s applications, hardware and operating systems. The partners will also take part in joint sales and marketing activities.

“The faster we can help our system vendors and partners get complete solutions in our customers' hands, the faster we can help them save money and reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint," said Calxeda chief executive Barry Evans.

Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, Canonical confirmed that it was developing a Ubuntu Server operating system for ARM systems in partnership with Calxeda.

Watch the video covering a conversation with Karl Freund, VP Marketing at Calxeda: