Low Power (and cost) ARM Servers Get Real

Lately I’ve been fiddling with the new Cubietruck boards. For about $100 you get:

– Dual Core ARM A20/a7 CPU
– 2 GB RAM
– Full connections for 2.5″ sata drive
– Gigabit Ethernet

It all runs nicely off of a little 10-watt $10 power supply. Couple this with a $100 2.5″ Seagate 1 TB SSHD and you’ve got a efficient, powerful, scale-out little Linux server for 200 USD a piece. Heck, what is that these days, 100 euros. :-)

This is going to change the world… this is why I am an investor in ARMH, STX and AMD. Note that AMD has nothing to do with my Cubietruck project, but, they recently signed a contract with ARMH to manufacture ARM chips in bulk.