Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Build Apps 5x Faster
For Half the Cost
Enterprise Cloud Computing

On Force.com
World Wide Web
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Intel Ships First-Ever 6-Watt Server-Class Processor

Intel Ships First-Ever 6-Watt Server-Class Processor
By Jennifer LeClaire

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

"While initial interest around microservers centered on the efforts of entrepreneurs leveraging ARM-based architectures and technologies, those companies are months or even years away from offering all of what Intel can deliver with the new Atom S1200 family," said analyst Charles King.
 


Today, Intel introduced its new Atom processor S1200 product family. The announcement gives Intel bragging rights on delivering the world's first low-power, 64-bit server-class system-on-chip (SoC) for high-density microservers.

As public clouds continue to grow, Intel sees an opportunity to transform companies providing dedicated hosting, content delivery or front-end Web servers. Intel designed high-density servers based on low-power processors to meet that opportunity.

"We recognized several years ago the need for a new breed of high-density, energy-efficient servers and other data center equipment," said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel. She added that the new processor offers key data center features, like reliability and manageability.

Under the SoC Hood

The Intel Atom SoC includes two physical cores and a total of four threads enabled with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology2. The SoC also includes 64-bit support, a memory controller supporting up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory, Intel Virtualization Technologies, eight lanes of PCI Express 2.0, Error-Correcting Code support for higher reliability, and other I/O interfaces integrated from Intel chipsets. The new product family will consist of three processors with frequency ranging from 1.6GHz to 2.0GHz.

The Intel Atom S1200 product family is also compatible with x86 software commonly used in data centers. Intel said this makes possible integration of the new low-powered equipment and avoids additional investments in porting and maintaining new software stacks.

"Organizations supporting hyperscale workloads need powerful servers to maximize efficiency and realize radical space, cost and energy savings," said Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Hyperscale Business Unit, Industry-Standard Servers and Software at Hewlett-Packard. "HP servers power many of those organizations, and the Intel Atom processor S1200 will be instrumental as we develop the next wave of application-defined computing to dramatically reduce cost and energy use for our customers."

David vs. Goliath

Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, said the IT industry loves a horse race, since it gives vendors a chance to pitch their own solutions as thoroughbreds and to portray competitors' offerings as thorough-going nags.

But, King added, the industry loves a David and Goliath story even better. That's because when the resulting brouhaha casts a spotlight on plucky start-ups and promotes them as front runners, it quenches Silicon Valley's endless thirst for self-mythologizing and also serves to benefit venture capitalists and other early-stage investors, he said.

"The ongoing interest in what have come to be known as microservers contains melodramatic elements of both of these dynamics, but Intel's launch of its new Atom S1200 processors may change that," King told us. "Why? Because while initial interest around microservers centered on the efforts of entrepreneurs leveraging ARM-based architectures and technologies, those companies are months or even years away from offering all of what Intel can deliver with the new Atom S1200 family."

Intel is already working on the next generation of Intel Atom processors for extreme energy efficiency codenamed "Avoton." Available in 2013, Avoton will further extend Intel's SoC capabilities and use the company's leading 3-D Tri-gate 22nm transistors, delivering world-class power consumption and performance levels.

The Intel Atom processor S1200 is shipping today to customers with recommended customer price starting at $54 in quantities of 1,000 units.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 World Wide Web
1.   Twitter May Remove Pics of Deceased
2.   Google IPO Began Decade of Big Bets
3.   Assange Talks of Leaving Embassy
4.   Russian Hacker To Be Held Until Trial
5.   Online Sites vs. Retailing in India


advertisement
OkCupid Experiments with Daters
Unethical without user consent?
Average Rating:
Twitter May Remove Pics of Deceased
Balancing privacy and public interest.
Average Rating:
Online Retailers Ponder Actual Stores
'Click-and-mortar' shops popping up.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 
Premier FBI Cybersquad in U.S. To Add Agents
After helping prosecutors charge Chinese army officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring, the premier FBI cyber-squad is getting a boost.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
Businesses everywhere want computing solutions that do more for less money, and Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 
Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200
Violin Memory has announced that data deduplication and compression capabilities are now available on its Concerto 2200 solution. Typically, users will experience deduplication rates between 6:1 and 10:1.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Stock Soars Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch
The imminent release of the iPhone 6 -- and maybe even an iWatch -- has sent Apple's stock soaring to new heights. Considering what else the firm could have up its sleeve -- the stratosphere may be the limit.
 
HTC Debuts Windows Phone Version of One M8 Smartphone
HTC is bringing the Windows Phone mobile OS to its flagship One M8 device -- the first time any mainstream flagship smartphone has been offered with a choice of operating systems.
 
Verizon Earns Top Rating in Mobile Network Comparison
A new report says Verizon Wireless was the top-performing U.S. cellphone service provider in the first half of 2014, on a nationwide and state-by-state basis, as well as in metro areas.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.