While Microsoft is espousing the architecture of the ARM processor for its next running system Windows client, Windows 8, the company has no prompt plans to formulate an ARM-based edition of its upcoming Windows Server, Director of the company confirmed Wednesday of Windows Server.
This week's group discussion adjudged at Microsoft Building in Anaheim, California, vice president of Microsoft server and cloud division, established few of the latest characteristics of Windows Server System 8 next generation server running adds latest characteristics like a command line established on PowerShell improved enabling administrators to handle multiple machines, and a fresh management console for mixing in-house servers and cloud resources in a one view.
Unlike Windows, however, is 8 Windows Server Edition is not ARM, Laing said. "The answer is not in the short term," Laing said, when asked about Microsoft is considering an ARM is based on Windows Server.
The ARM processor has been a renewed interest in recent years as device manufacturers to use more processors to implement low-power mobile devices. And some industry observers have speculated that the chip can operate in both environments and data centers, which could save energy. ARM Holdings, which owns the architecture is still studying the possibility of server chips based on ARM.
But these chips should never be developed, they may yet have a Windows-established server running system with the prompt trouble run.One porting Windows Server for ARM is that the OS is written for 64-bit processors, as the present is limited ARM 32-bit processing. Windows Server stopped offering affirm 32-bit edition 2 update for Windows Server 2008.
Beyond this show-stopper issue, one of the reasons for the transfer of software is that there would be little use for Windows Server for ARM, Laing added. Server-based arm, it might seem at first glance a simple way to reduce the energy consumption of servers, but would have a limited impact on energy consumption.
On a server, the chip is only part of energy consumption," he said. The motherboard, memory, network controllers and other components all can use as well. "Even if you lose a lot of power needs [the chip] There are certainly other power requirements," he said said.Laing would not say that Microsoft will consider developing an ARM-based version of Windows Server but he said that the company has no immediate plans to do so now.
Microsoft was developing Windows Server 8 for about three years, Laing said. He had a wide range of objectives to achieve with this release, such as the compatibility of the clouds and automation of routine tasks on multiple machines. "It's not a server running on one machine," he said.
Laing engineers configured not to develop specific technologies, but to solve common problems, which may cover a variety of techniques, including moving virtual machines from server to server without any interruption. "We tied it all together, so you have a single publication," he said.
The latest edition also advantages from Microsoft's work to build their own cloud services Azure, he said. Many of the techniques formulated for the server has been tested in a cloud, and many of the technologies under growth Azure then brought back to the server. "Traditionally, individuals have for one another, which was developed applications and people working in data centers," he said. "We tried to maintain a tight feedback of technology sharing."