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Microsoft joins ARM server initiative

There’s Windows RT for Surface tablets and other devices. How about Windows Server RT for the data center?

At the Open Compute Summit in California this week, the company joined server builders HP and Dell to devise the first specification called “Server Base System Architecture.”

The spec will help companies standardize around basic requirements for ARM systems on chip, but only revolve around hardware and not software. A report said the company declined to talk about future plans for server software, but confirmed its participation in the ARM forum.

The specification is available on ARM’s website.

What do you think of this news? Would you run Windows Server on an ARM system? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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