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KALEAO 2019 Predictions: The Year of ARM

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by John Goodacre, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, KALEAO

2019: The Year of ARM

Welcome 2019, and let's see what changes you have in store, especially for those that have been slow to embrace the need for real innovation in IT. We see the ongoing challenges of scalability and operating costs taking center stage in the coming year and those challenges will difficult to surmount for some organizations. We believe 2019 will find the tech community examining and revolutionizing itself in important ways. Whether it is Intel with its 10nm woes, or other hyper-scalers that are beginning to realize they cannot continue to rebadge their one-size-fits-all solutions and effectively respond to the growing and dynamic needs of the IT market.

November 2018 saw AWS opening their ARM chip to the cloud.  AWS follows CloudFlare in understanding the benefits of using technology that fits their customers' needs, focusing less on using available software and forcing an imperfect tech fit, and instead discussing the advantages of ARM architecture. As 2019 unfolds, KALEAO predicts, and plans to lead, in providing infrastructure that delivers real benefit to the marketplace. IT is beginning to awaken to the reality that it cannot continue to pretend the "same ole, same ole" can do everything and realizes the future in IT is led by those at the edge. In 2019, we will start to see benefit again from true innovation; not just an incremental few percent from an aging Moore's law, but a 5x and 10x benefit when application verticals start using new architectures and approaches for delivering infrastructure for IT.


About the Author


John Goodacre is a KALEAO co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer. He brings a very vast experience and knowledge of microelectronics and information technologies matured in Microsoft, ARM and through university research.

John Goodacre was a co-founder and CTO of C3 ( a company based in Cambridge (UK) specializing in computer telephony platforms and subsequent transferred to the USA through co-founding a successful expansion into the call center markets. From 1997 to 2002 was Group Program Manager of the Exchange Real-time Collaboration with Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, USA, defining, architecting and delivering the first generation of enterprise data and video collaboration tools, he later transferred as Group Program Manager to the Wireless Telephony Group Europe with Microsoft Ltd. in Cambridge UK. Since 2002 John has been with ARM Ltd (Cambridge, UK - as Director of Technology and Systems supporting the investigation, definition and research of potential technologies required in the future of ARM's product portfolio, including ARM multicore technology, virtualization, big.LITTLE and 64bit support. In 2014 he was appointed by the University of Manchester (UK) as Professor of Computer Architectures within the Advanced Processor Technologies Group in the School of Computer Science.

John holds a BSC in Computer Science from the University of York (UK).

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:01 AM by David Marshall
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