by Anton Shilov
06/14/2011 | 11:59 AM
Calxeda, a chip company designing microprocessors based on ARM architecture designed for datacenter, on Tuesday launched its Trailblazer Initiative, with founding members who focus on cloud computing and “big data” scalable analytic solutions. Trailblazer is a program that will open up the Calxeda technology to industry players, hardware companies, systems integrators, datacenter end users, and ISV partners, some of whom are announced today.
Trailblazer partners will work with Calxeda to accelerate characterization and adoption of hyper-efficient servers, creating an ecosystem that will benefit end users by delivering complete solutions faster. Since its August 2010 funding and launch, Calxeda has created significant industry interest in its ARM-based servers. With Trailblazer, Calxeda is reacting to demand from customers and partners to get its chips into servers and datacenters, the first step being access to early silicon for proof of concept testing.
Calxeda will provide Trailblazer partners and end users with early access to hardware, operating system software, tools, applications and joint sales and marketing. Software partner and end user Trailblazers will also benefit from Calxeda technical expertise, and get updates on valuable benchmarking and technical information as the technology matures.
“We see Trailblazer as a critical step in the evolution of this marketplace, and are thrilled by the support we are receiving from the community to help it materialize. The datacenter energy crisis is real, and the faster we can help our system vendors and partners get complete solutions in our customers’ hands, the faster we can help them save money, and reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint," said Barry Evans, chief executive officer of Calxeda.
At Trailblazer launch, Calxeda is pleased to announce Autonomic Resources, Canonical, Caringo, Couchbase, Datastax, Eucalyptus Systems, Gluster, Momentum SI, Opscode, and Pervasive as inaugural members of the program. See other releases also issued today on additional initial Calxeda Trailblazer members, with further announcements following over time.