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Microprocessor benchmarks seen as irrelevant

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–Server design–and by extension microprocessor and component considerations–are now driven by new-media companies such as Facebook and Google, whose system specifications render traditional benchmarks useless.

That was the word this week from panelists at ARM TechCon here exploring the future of big computing and its impact on semiconductor design.

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