Now it’s happening for real! Very soon we will be able to see servers based on ARM architecture. All the credits go to Microsoft Partners Qualcomm. Soon there will be Windows Server running on ARM chips made by Qualcomm. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that partnering with Qualcomm, they will build Windows Server based on ARM Architecture.
Microsoft Partners Qualcomm to make ARM version of Windows Server possible
For those who don’t know what ARM is:
ARM, originally Acorn RISC Machine, later Advanced RISC Machine, is a family of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) architectures for computer processors, configured for various environments [Wikipedia].
Now Microsoft has designed a version of the server to run on Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platform.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced about this. According to the announcement, Microsoft is working on this for years. After a tough time, they finally managed to make an optimized version of the server, which is right now being used in Microsoft’s own data center. Qualcomm is now dedicating itself to the project and promises the evolution of “multiple future generations of hardware, software, and systems.”
As for now, we have ARM version of full Windows 10 on the way. Nevertheless, this version, specially built for Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835, can run 32-bit instructions, including apps, on ARM chips. Quite Impressive, eh?
Overall, this is going to be super impressive to see!
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