From an article from The Next Platform site:

The Centriq 2400 is the culmination of over four years of work and investment, which according to the experts in the semiconductor industry we have talked to, easily took on the order of $100 million to $125 million to make happen ­– remember there was a prototype as well as the first generation Amberwing chip – and probably several hundred chip engineers to design. And now, there is another credible Arm server processor in the datacenter fray alongside the ThunderX and ThunderX-2 from Cavium and the X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2 from Applied Micro.

2018 and beyond is shaping up to be a very interesting time for the server chip market. Couple this with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM (see a great article from Jon Masters here), and I can’t wait for what is next.