Despite Nvidia's ongoing claim that it is not such a great idea to compete with Intel in the blue team's core market, it appears that Nvidia is serious about testing the server market much more than it has so far.
Nvidia's presence in servers today is largely based on Tesla accelerator units, but the company may be leveraging its Tegra platform to push into the CPU market as well. According to an article published by PC World, it will be Project Denver that is designed to create a foundation in the server CPU market for the graphics chip maker. Steve Scott, CTO for Tesla, said that Denver will be part of future Tegra chips and there will be tweaks for chips targeted at servers.
Nvidia originally announced Project Denver back in January, but did not break out the server segment as target market. Back then, the company said that the chip will be coupled with Nvidia GPUs to create a heterogeneous computing platform. It appears that Denver is moving along as Nvidia is getting a bit more specific. The company will be competing against other ARM products such as Marvell processors, but the real target appears to be Intel's Atom server structure.
Nvidia did not say when the new core will be available.