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by Justin Ellingwood
ARM cam be much more cost effective solution.
" While ARM-based instance is 25 percent cheaper, it is able to show a 15-20% performance gain in most of the tests over the corresponding x86 based instances. So ARM-based instances are giving conclusively better price-performance in all aspects. We should expect more and more cloud providers to provide ARM-based instances in the future. "
PostgreSQL on ARM-based AWS EC2 Instances: Is It Any Good?
"The Altra overall is an astounding achievement – the company has managed to meet, and maybe even surpass all expectations out of this first-generation design. With one fell swoop managed to position itself as a top competitor in the server CPU market. The Arm server dream is no longer a dream, it’s here today, and it’s real."
For me personally, the Apple ARM factor is going to be significant even by itself. What set DO apart for me was simplicity in getting from A to B, at a reasonable and predictable price.
Once you have an architecture difference, that advantage takes a hit, and current competitors' ARM-based offerings become more attractive.
And of course there's the greater efficiency, which makes the offering more attractive just by itself, even if it's just to save the planet.
ARM is an already large install base with growing market share. We would really benefit from being able to have CI runners in Digital Ocean that are ARM based. This would allow us to move off of AWS.
+1 Would be nice for testing so I don't need to unplug my RasPi 4 every time...
+1 for ARM support.
Apple announced their transition to ARM CPUs. This means that when we build docker containers locally they will be ARM based builds, it would good to have ablity to have the same containers in productions as in development.
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