Recently, ARM announced details surrounding its next-generation processors aimed at the data centre and edge computing market. What challenges do data centres and edge devices face, what details have been released around the N2 architecture, and could RISC be the dominant CPU technology?
What challenges do data centres and edge devices face?
While the power and technology used in computing technology have undergone major changes, the development of large computers that take up entire rooms still exists today. Of course, modern computers are many orders of magnitude faster than the computers of the past. Still, the idea of using a dedicated facility to process large amounts of data has been around since the first computers.
Modern data centres power the technological world as we know it; they enable the internet to function by hosting websites and...