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Calxeda’s second generation platform to run on Cortex-A15

US-based semiconductor startup Calxeda has revealed more plans about its second generation platform which is code-named Midway, and will run on ARM’s Cortex A15 when it launches next year.

The company chose that nickname to highlight the fact that it will be about finding the right balance of I/O, storage, networking, management, memory and computational elements for each target market segment.

(opens in new tab)The second generation infrastructure will include dynamic power and routing optimisation for public and private clouds. Calxeda also shed some light on its third generation platform called Lago which will be 64-bit from the start, adopting ARM’s V8 architecture and aimed at the “warehouse-scale data centers” - which should reach the market in 2014.

The company has also announced that its EnergyCore ECX-1000 systems will be available from Penguin Computing as well as Boston Limited and Hewlett-Packard.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.