Although most companies are not taking advantage of virtual server expansion and contraction capabilities today, it is possible to "borrow" CPU
and/or memory capacity from other servers, which are currently not being "taxed", and then return that same CPU
and/or memory capacity back to their original "owners"--in their original state.
D-Tek paid careful attention to the manufacturability of the FuZion CPU
block, exerting exceptional quality control - including leak-testing each part and ensuring consistent manufacturing from one block to the next.
One new tactic being taken is to implement multiple servers (usually between 3 to 10) in order to improve performance and scalability, with the goal of introducing parallelism into the NAS file-serving process by having lots of CPUs
working together on the problem.
Worldwide Pure Motherboard Shipment Volume by CPU
Connector Type, 1Q 2004 - 1Q 2006
Adding increased software complexity to a CPU
is not necessarily a step forward.
It is no longer possible to use a CPU
for this task and designing custom XOR generating hardware becomes increasingly more complex and difficult.
TECH began providing Bradley Position Interface Box two years ago with a modern System on Chip (SoC)-based PIB that is smaller, lighter, more reliable and lower cost than earlier systems.
The HyperTransport Consortium has also released the HyperTransport HTX(TM) connector specification which enables system designers to link high-performance peripheral subsystems directly to the system's CPU
via low-latency HyperTransport links.
ARC's patented configurable CPU
technology assists customers in the development of next generation digital media, consumer and communications devices, resulting in lower cost, higher performance SoC products.
According to the latest study released by Semico, the use of Configurable 32-bit CPU
cores is going to be the next major driver in several of the sub-families in the ASIC market, such as the System-on-a-Chip (SoC), the Structured ASIC, the Application Specific Standard Product (ASSPs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Predictions such as this, together with the rapid increase in adopters of configurable CPU
technology, are some of the reasons why configurability is widely considered to be the SoC design methodology for the 21st century.
Also includes tier-level breakdowns of CPU
count, form factors, assembly levels, shipment destinations, production locations, and business types.