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Forget servers; One day Facebook, Google and other web giants will make their own custom chips

Facebook's Open Compute technologies on a rack.It has become clear that ARM is invading the data center as chips built using its designs grow more powerful for enterprise computing loads and as the workloads and economics of webscale computing make the ARM architecture more attractive. But using ARM cores also changes the cost of designing a new chip, and frees the non-CPU elements on the chip from being dictated by a specific vendor.