Featured Articles

IDC says PC market is rebounding

IDC says PC market is rebounding

Research firm IDC has published its latest report into the state of the PC market and while there are some signs…

More...
TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC, the world’s biggest chip foundry for hire, has reportedly stepped up development of its 10nm manufacturing process.

More...
Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

A while ago we mentioned that Broadwell won’t show up in the desktop space this year and we got it right.…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

The EVGA GTX 780 Classified has been dethroned as the company’s fastest non-Titan card following the introduction of the GTX 780…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 10 September 2012 08:07

Atoms headed to server market

Written by Peter Scott



Low consumption, low price

Although development of Intel's cheap and cheerful Atom chips seems to be slowing down in the traditional consumer space, chipzilla is trying to conquer new markets and diversify the Atom lineup.

Earlier this year it was smartphone and tablet parts, and now it seems the humble Atom is gunning for the micro server market.

HP and Quanta QCT have already announced plans to launch Atom based micro-servers by the end of the year. The designs will use server oriented Atoms, codenamed Centertron. The chips have been specifically designed for low-consumption servers and if Intel's previous Z-series mobile chips are anything to go by, they could offer impressive performance per watt.

The ARM alliance has been eyeing the server market for quite a while, but although ARM chips offer even better power consumption than Atoms, the need for x86 compatibility seems to outweigh the advantages.

Competition in the low-power server market is expected to heat up in 2013 and 2014, so we could see Intel battling ARM on two fronts quite soon. We believe that Intel stands a much better chance in the server space than in the booming mobile segment.

More here.

Last modified on Monday, 10 September 2012 08:16
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments