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Paul Otellini presided over stellar Intel profits, but his successor in 2013 will have to find a way to challenge ARM.
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The future of computing is in clusters of small fast CPUs surrounded by faster small GPUs.
No more main CPU.
 
+Paolo Kuslan For a lot of server workloads, there are still advantages to having the most powerful CPUs you can build that are economical/power-efficient/etc. It's telling that ARM hasn't made nearly as big inroads in the server space as in mobile. (x86 compatibility is part of the reason but low-power x86 has a long history of not taking off in the server space as well.) 

I agree that Intel's big challenge is ARM--or, more broadly, having broad success in spaces where x86 doesn't stack the deck heavily in Intel's favor. They have a long track record of trying to play the x86 card in mobile (Atom) and consumer electronics (ViiV) and they mostly haven't gone anywhere where traditional desktop operating systems weren't involved.
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