RESEARCH PAPER: Calxeda: Rack Trumps the Chip

By Patrick Moorhead - October 1, 2012
Calxeda has designed an innovative rack-level network fabric architecture for these new IT Services datacenters.  Calxeda’s architecture today connects dozens of densely packed, independent server nodes, and will scale in the future to deliver greater operational efficiencies across these new service-oriented mega-datacenters. Moor Insights & Strategy analyzes the new Calxeda roadmap and technologies in the context of the needs of the largest data centers.

Table of Contents

  • State of IT Datacenters Today
  • Mega-Datacenters: The Difference is Scale
  • The Calxeda Architecture
  • Calxeda Architecture Performance
  • Calxeda’s R&D Roadmap
  • Call to Action
You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • AMD
  • ARM
  • Boston Ltd
  • Calxeda
  • Canonical Ltd
  • Dell
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Penguin Computing
  • System Fabric Works
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.