One thing I’ve been giving some thought to lately is just how well can ARM hardware stand up when being used as a server? Take current Cortex A-9 hardware and do some comparisons… well I’m glad to say others are thinking about it too. Here’s a couple of links that I think are worth your time if you have an interest in this.
- A High Performance ARM based WordPress server : http://www.ewanleith.com/blog/1066/high-performance-wordpress-on-arm
- Energy and Cost Efficiency Analysis of ARM vs Intel http://www.deutsche-telekom-laboratories.de/~panhui/publications/CCGrid2012.pdf
I think it would be very interesting to apply some time and effort on server app performance on ARM Linux like what the Linaro Android team has done and see just how far we might be able to push the ARM performance envelope. Fun stuff.