We spent a lot of time at various tradeshows around the world in June and the #1 question we were asked was “when can I get my hands on a Calxeda-based server?” I am happy to tell you the wait is over.
We have been working with Boston Limited in the UK, a highly respected solution provider, for about a year to bring an excellent Proof of Concept (POC) platform to market called “Viridis”. Boston currently has about 20 customers lined up for beta testing and a pipeline of hundreds of others interested in evaluating the platform. Boston is taking orders now from users in Europe, Asia and the US with shipments beginning later this month.
The Register published a great article today highlighting the features of the Boston Viridis platform:
Boston Viridis is a perfect option for those users who want to port their code, run benchmarks, and optimize their workloads for ARM. This highly configurable solution allows users to create their ideal initial testing environments with options ranging from 4 to 48 Calxeda EnergyCore server nodes in a 2U form factor.
We look forward to working with Boston and other systems providers to enable the market with Calxeda-based POCs. Stay tuned as we learn about success stories users experience with Calxeda EnergyCore-based solutions over the coming months.