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Linus Torvalds Claims ARM Won’t Win in the Server Space

February 25, 2019

Back in 2015, AMD’s CFO, Devinder Kumar, made a startling prediction about ARM’s likelihood of succeeding in the server market. Kumar predicted that by 2019, “15 percent of the overall server space is in the ARM server business.” While 2019 has only just begun, it’s safe to say this isn’t going to happen, given that ARM’s current server market share appears to be ~0 percent. No, not literally zero — there are some dev boxes and silicon shipping in-market — but we can’t find a single report attesting to any measurable market share. According to Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, that’s not a situation that’s likely to change any time soon.

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