Apache Benchmarks for Calxeda’s 5-Watt Web Server

It’s the middle of June, which means we’re smack in the middle of tradeshow and conference season for the IT industry. We were at Computex in Taipei two weeks ago, and this week we’re participating in International Supercomputing in Hamburg, and GigaOM’s Structure conference in San Francisco. In fact, our CEO, Barry Evans, is on a panel to discuss fabric technologies and their role in the evolution of datacenters. Should be a good one!

In spite of the hectic season, it hasn’t stopped us from moving forward with what everyone is really waiting for: benchmarks!  Well, I’m happy to be able to share some preliminary results of both performance and power consumption for those of you looking for more efficient web servers.

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Calxeda CEO to speak at GigaOM Structure

Barry Evans, Calxeda CEO and co-founder, has been invited to speak at the upcoming Cloud Fab, GigaOM Structure, in San Francisco on June 20. If you have never been to Structure, it is the industry’s premier event for advancements in Cloud Computing hardware and software innovations, with a list of speakers from some of the industry’s movers, shakers, and entrepreneurs.  Barry will be on a panel with AMD’s Andrew Feldman (formerly CEO of SeaMicro) and Guido Appenzeller, CEO of BigSwitch Networks. Their panel is titled “Inside the data center: it’s all about the fabrics”. This is a hot area.  AMD’s acquisition of SeaMicro, and Intel’s acquisition of fabric assets from Cray, have recently piqued interest from around the industry. As we move from the age of the “Clock Wars” to the age of the “Core Wars”, and now to the age of the “Efficiency Wars”, the cluster and datacenter interconnect fabric and software-defined networking are emerging as the source of the next series of breakthroughs.

Calxeda will also have live hardware running in our booth at the show. Come by to for a demo of OpenStack and other Cloud infrastructure running on Calxeda-based hardware from the industry’s leading system vendors.

If you would like a discounted ticket to attend Structure, Calxeda can help you out. Go to our website, where you will find a link to obtain a discount code for 25% as a friend of Calxeda!

Hope to see you in San Francisco!

Calxeda demos live systems, starting in Vegas and Taipei today!

Starting today,  we will be showing a live Calxeda system at Computex in Taipei,  and at HP Discover in Las Vegas.  (The quest for the Calxeda Mileage Points Championship has begun!  Next week we head to HP CAST and then to International SuperComputing in Germany.) Each will be running a variety of SW,  demonstrating the SW infrastructure that runs about 80% of the world’s websites today, from LAMP to Ruby.  At HP, we will be showing their “Moonshot” website running on the HP Redstone system.

Why all the fuss about live systems?  Because there is so much anticipation in the marketplace to see what ARM can do in the data center.  (Or, as ARM would say, in the “Data Centre”.)   So, in case you are in the area,  here’s a summary of when and where we will be showing off our shiney new toys:

  1. Computex: Taipei, June 5-7
  2. HP Discover: Las Vegas, June 4-7
  3. HP CAST: Hamburg, Germany, June 15-17
  4. International SuperComputing: Hamburg, Germany,  June 18-21
  5. GigaOM Structure: San Francisco, June 20-21
  6. Redhat Summit and JBoss World, Boston, June 26-29

And that’s just the month of June!

And of course,  you can always visit us in Austin, Texas;  home of the 5 Watt Server!  Happy travels!