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Marvell joins Chinese consortium to boost green computing in data centres

The Green Computing Consortium, a group which is dedicated to promoting green computing in cloud data centres in China, is welcoming a new member – Marvell, the global semiconductor manufacturer based in California. 

Marvell joins the Green Computing Consortium as a silver member, although its decision to join isn’t exactly surprising. The company has a close relationship with semiconductor designer ARM, which is a platinum member of the group. Other members include Lenovo, Huawei, Nvidia and Dell EMC.

“With the most widely supported ARM-based server processor, ThunderX2, Marvell is uniquely positioned to contribute to the GCC’s mission of accelerating the adoption of the ARM server ecosystem worldwide,” said Gopal Hegde, vice president and general manager, Server Processor Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. 

“We are honoured to collaborate with GCC members to advance a unified open standards framework and ecosystem based on the high-efficiency, low power architecture that ARM platforms provide.”

Marvell believes that its ThunderX2, which is based on the ARMV8-A architecture, provides a compelling alternative to the x86 computing market and delivers on the promises of the Green Computing Consortium. That’s because it promises higher performance, lower power and reduced total cost of ownership versus currently deployed architectures. 

“We warmly welcome Marvell as a member of the GCC to help us accelerate the growth of a green computing ecosystem fuelled by ARM computing technology,” said Hong Mei, general director of the Green Computing Consortium.  

“Marvell is an important ARM-based chip provider to the global computing industry and its participation will further promote the healthy development of best practices in lowering energy consumption and the environmental impact of data centre infrastructure.”

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