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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
I thought Intel Atoms are made for 10" netbooks not servers
They are great for low powered servers like firewalls and pbx systems.
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I bet it outperforms Bulldozer while using 1/16th the power.

An Atom core only consumes 2w on 45nm node... So it should definitely be a sub-1w part at 22nm while outperforming an ARM core.

Low power cores are probably for mail servers and such...
Re. the arm vs. atom--I don't know. I mean, a 1.6GHz current atom (single-threaded) is still not as computationally fast as an old 1.4GHz Pentium M or a 3GHz Pentium-4 in almost every regard. This is one comparison I could find pitting the atom against the ARM. http://parisbocek.typepad.com/blog/2...nchmark-1.html

ARM's can do some things pretty well--I imagine for server-oriented things, they could be very competitive despite the current disparity in applications of atoms vs. ARMs.
    
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More info about the related next gen Atom Silvermont: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4333/i...m-architecture
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Shouldn't there be a law of diminishing returns regarding atom? Can it really be better for even the most heavily threaded workloads to chose this over a dual core nehalem processor?
    
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Shouldn't there be a law of diminishing returns regarding atom? Can it really be better for even the most heavily threaded workloads to chose this over a dual core nehalem processor?
For heavily threaded but independently and light workloads, ARM and Atoms do make sense. If you have to virtualize a few dozen workstations for simple stuff like word-processing and web surfing, it is more efficient to go with more less powerful cores.
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Intel will overtake ARM again.
They're behind??

Intel's chips are much more advanced and much more powerful per watt/clock. It wont be too long before their chips consume the same amount as ARM's whilst being several times more powerful.

If anyone should be watching their back it should be ARM, not intel. The advantage that x86 chips have in floating point calculations is crazy. Maybe we'll see a base trade of sorts with intel taking over the tablet space and ARM intruding onto the server market.
 
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6-8 x86 cores phone by the end of 2013 any1 ?! =)
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