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Qualcomm fields three cloud giants for its server processor launch

Qualcomm has announced the commercial shipment of Centriq 2400, the server processor range on which it is basing its attack on Intel’s heartland in the cloud infrastructure market. It was boosted by endorsements from three of the webscale giants which will be key targets for new server architectures – Microsoft Azure, Google and Alibaba (though no confirmed deals, and an absence of Amazon or Facebook). The system-on-chip, announced last year, is the first server processor to be manufactured in the 10 nanometer process and claims to be the highest performance ARM-based server chip, as it takes on not just Intel, but more established vendors of data center and cloud processors based on the ARM architecture, notably Cavium. “Today’s announcement is…

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