Founded in 2008 and funded with a $48M investment from ARM and seasoned venture capital investors in 2010, Calxeda provides revolutionary efficiency to the data center. Leveraging ultra-low power technology from ARM, servers built on Calxeda’s silicon and software platform consume a fraction of the power and space of today’s best-in-class servers, enabling data centers to realize significant reduction in capital and operating expenses. The Calxeda platform scales efficiently to thousands of server nodes, with unique network and storage acceleration, and is enhanced with management technology to deliver true “energy-proportional” computing. The result is a stunning breakthrough in performance efficiency, density, and scalability.
Calxeda is working with several system vendors on servers that contain many hundreds of cores in a 2U server chassis. A single Calxeda server node, complete with memory and integrated inter-node fabric scaling to thousands of nodes, consumes 5 watts, enabling new server designs that will radically alter the landscape of the world’s largest datacenters. Appropriate workloads can see up to a 10-fold improvement in performance-per-watt and density.
Calxeda introduced its EnergyCore SoC in November 2011 and demonstrated a Calxeda cluster running Ubuntu 12.04 and several workloads at Ubuntu Developer’s Summit in Oakland, CA, in May 2012. As the first supplier to deliver a server-class ARM-based solution, Calxeda is leading the industry-wide transition to power- and cost-efficient datacenters.
The server industry is discovering what the cell phone world has known for over decades – that power matters. As one well-known hosting provider recently commented after hearing our story, “Oh. This changes everything.” To learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.