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ARM Servers Support

Yuri Pugliesi shared this idea 3 years ago
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As web-hosting provider, I would like ARM server support so that allows more server arch options.

I know it's maybe a little earlier. But since the last year, the Redhat start to supporting ARM powered servers using Cavium and Qualcomm ARMv8 tecnologies for server:

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-introduces-arm-server-support-red-hat-enterprise-linux

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/7.5_release_notes/chap-red_hat_enterprise_linux-7.5_release_notes-rhel_for_arm


The ARM technology for servers is about new but it's already surpass much of currently x86 architeture for servers with better clock speeds with many cores and relativaly low costs.


So, once that the Linux is already ready, maybe is a good idea for cPanel to begin it's preparation to work on this arch too.

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Where is cPanel at on this? Linux has had support for ARM on a variety of Operating Systems for awhile, including RHEL and CloudLinux.

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The ARM server market appears focused more on consumer applications, like the Raspberry PI and similar. cPanel & WHM is designed for multi-tenant hosting applications and automating web hosting at scale. At this time we see no data that suggests ARM CPUs are making in-roads into the hosting market or data centers. Until that changes, we will continue to focus on x86-64-based server applications.

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AWS has launched early this year a brand new instance family based on ARM64 and at improved price and performance over other x86_64 instance families. As a system administrator I would be very happy to see cPanel support this type of architecture.

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This is no longer the case. Look up the AWS "Graviton" Processors. They offer so much more bang for the buck and reduce hosting costs, that AWS is moving all of their services to them. S3, RDS, etc. This is also a larger trend as apple is moving its entire line to arm.

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This is very much no longer true, ARM is gaining vast traction for datacentre workloads. https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/hardware/huge-week-arm-data-center-too

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That simply is not true!

There are many enterprise manufactures that support arm64 systems. These are on sale right now!

To name one. Gigabyte make a 2U server that has dual Arm chips.

Even VMware are now starting to support arm so I think it is kind of silly to say that it has no place in datacenters. The entire world is starting to adopt arm technologies even more now and all of the core services such as postfix, apache, nginx, php, dovecot etc all support arm.

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