1. HeyCori's Avatar
    So ARM is going after a new market.
    ARM finally defines a platform as it sets its sights on the server room | Ars Technica

    And those ARM chips need software, right?

    Well wouldn't ya know, Microsoft is helping with ARM server development.
    Microsoft gets cozy with ARM once again, this time on the server side - Neowin

    What a perfect marriage, right? One day ARM can power servers and managed using Windows RT tablets. What a coincidence!

    stmav and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-30-2014 11:29 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It'll be interesting to see what transpires.
    HeyCori likes this.
    01-30-2014 10:05 PM
  3. E Lizzle's Avatar
    x86 is a juggernaut, this article reminds me of NT's Alpha support.
    01-31-2014 11:04 AM
  4. rkarolak's Avatar
    I see RT as Microsoft getting in a lot of their early development and preparation for the ARM market, which is growing. Eventually we'll likely start seeing more ARM server, laptops, and desktops. When that happens Microsoft will have a good foundation with Windows already mostly ported over to ARM. RT is a play for the long game.

    NT also had support for a while for the Power architecture. They ended up abandoning it, but it was for similar reasons... If Power and PowerPCs took off they wanted to be ready. Unlike Power that was mostly on servers and workstations, ARM is mostly used now in consumer tablets and phones, which is where we find RT and Windows Phone (that now uses NT as well).
    Philip Hamm likes this.
    08-12-2014 09:59 AM

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