MiTAC unveils its First ARM® Processor-Based Servers
A new generation of servers with higher densities and lower power that enable more efficient cloud deployments
Taipei, Taiwan, June 5th, 2012 – Leading ICT manufacturing company MiTAC International Corp. (MiTAC) is pleased to announce the first product in its new range of ARM processor-based Servers. Working alongside ARM, Marvell and Canonical, the new server is able to provide peak performance with outstanding power efficiency and optimized for today’s emerging class of cloud-based server application.
MiTAC President, Mr. Billy Ho, said: “MiTAC keep developing innovative server systems and by co-working with our partners are able to assist our customers to build highly differentiated platforms in a more efficient and effective way. The new ARM process-based Servers expand MiTAC’s cloud services business roadmap.”
“Companies building server infrastructure to support cloud based services are quickly shifting the focus of their purchase decisions away from pure performance towards balancing performance, energy and cost efficiency,” said Lance Howarth, executive vice president of marketing, ARM. “ARM’s long history of developing energy efficient processor cores, coupled with a partnership business model that enables optimized system-on-chip platforms, helps ecosystem partners such as MiTAC bring innovative server products into the marketplace.”
“Marvell is very excited about its collaboration with MiTAC and Canonical, as both companies recognize the significant advantages of ARM-based server architecture,” said Paul Valentine, vice president of marketing for the Cloud Services and Infrastructure (CSI) Business Unit of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “Marvell’s ARAMDA® XP family of silicon delivers the utmost in security, network, compute, memory and storage elements to maximize system utilization and minimize total cost of ownership. In the larger picture, Marvell’s work with MiTAC and Canonical fits into our commitment to providing all-encompassing cloud services and infrastructure for today’s connected lifestyle.”
Steve George, VP Communications and Products at Canonical comments: “Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the only operating system that supports the emerging ARM-based server platform. Together with MiTAC's new hardware, it is uniquely positioned to help today's businesses realise the untapped potential of hyper scale computing.”
The MiTAC GFX server system has been developed to meet the differing workloads associated with today’s IT environment; combining higher densities and lower power into a platform that can deliver expandability, scalability, serviceability and management, the GFX system delivers a viable TCO option for large and small scale private or public cloud deployments.
Built around the ARMv7 architecture-based quad core server grade SoC technology from Marvell and with Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04LTS at its heart, the MiTAC GFX with ASX-1 module is intended for deployment as a general purpose server where real estate, efficiency and throughput at a realistic price are key factors. Typical applications: Web hosting, web browsing, email, chat, social media and networking, etc.
The MiTAC GFX system will be strengthened by the introduction of an ASX-HP (High Performance) module for compute intensive workloads; other ASX modules featuring 64-bit SoC’s are also under development.
Visit MiTAC GFX System in Computex 2012
During Computex, the MiTAC GFX system will be on display in Canonical’s booth at the Nangang Exhibition Hall (Booth No. M0106), in addition, full scale demos can be viewed in the ARM Holdings demo suite at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, please contact MiTAC Sales below to arrange your visit.
About MiTAC International Corp.
Founded in the 1982, MiTAC International Corp. (TSE:2315) has based its business model on Innovation, Design, Manufacture and Service (IDMS), providing our clients with a totally integrated solution. This solution is managed by the following Business Units (BU): Client System, Enterprise, Mobile Communication, Tyan, Mio, Magellan brand business. The core competence of MiTAC centers on in-house software development, innovative hardware and system technology, ID design ability, integrated manufacturing ability and brand management ability. Please visit us at www.mitac.com
Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise. Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists. With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. It also operates Ubuntu One, a cross-platform personal cloud service for consumers. Canonical is a privately held company.