The x86 microprocessor architectures have been a common instruction platform for a lot of modern systems. These are often provided by large companies like Intel and AMD. The dominance of x86 may soon face major challenges from ARM, a new set of architecture that can reduce the cost, heat, and power use.

The x86 architecture will be more general in nature but ARM licenses can be optimized to extend the core chip architecture in modern ways. ARM might not be equated to a server component vendor but ARM is less of an architecture than it is an ecosystem. When you are buying an ARM platform, you are buying a compute environment says Chris Reis, Ubuntu’s VP of Hyperscale.

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