Facebook has provided a big endorsement for ARM (ARMH) server CPUs: the company is showing off a...

|About: ARM Holdings, plc (ARMH)|By:, SA News Editor

Facebook has provided a big endorsement for ARM (ARMH) server CPUs: the company is showing off a next-gen server architecture for its Open Compute platform for building cheap/dense/power-efficient IT infrastructures that allows companies to switch between various x86 and ARM CPUs by swapping boards. Applied Micro (AMCC +0.9%) and Calxeda are the first ARM vendors to support it. The architecture will also support Intel's (INTC) silicon photonics tech, using it to handle 100G Ethernet links. (more on ARM servers)