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ANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation introduced the Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 product family today, delivering the world's first low-power, 64-bit server-class system-on-chip (SoC) for high-density microservers, as well as a new class of energy-efficient storage and networking systems. The energy-sipping, industrial-strength microprocessor features essential capabilities to achieve server-class reliability, manageability and cost effectiveness.



"The data center continues to evolve into unique segments and Intel continues to be a leader in these transitions," said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel. "We recognized several years ago the need for a new breed of high-density, energy-efficient servers and other datacenter equipment. Today, we are delivering the industry's only 6-watt1 SoC that has key datacenter features, continuing our commitment to help lead these segments."

rolleyes.gif oh Intel

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2012/12/11/intel-delivers-the-worlds-first-6-watt-server-class-processor
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I assume these are based on the Saltwell microarchitecture?
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How many PPD can they crank? biggrin.gif
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I really wonder how many organizations could get by with something like this rather than the overkill currently running their server. Heck, I still run into places that refuse to virtualize any of their servers.
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I really wonder how many organizations could get by with something like this rather than the overkill currently running their server. Heck, I still run into places that refuse to virtualize any of their servers.


Depends on the workload: http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/research.google.com/fr//pubs/archive/36448.pdf


Many websites would though.... Mozilla is running on SeaMicro wimpy-core servers.
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I really wonder how many organizations could get by with something like this rather than the overkill currently running their server. Heck, I still run into places that refuse to virtualize any of their servers.

Me too. I'm just like wth.gif and then I try to teaching.gif and they lachen.gif at me. frown.gif

At my college ( I work IT here ) we have 80 different servers running on 4 hosts. They're AMD Interlagos based with two x 16 core CPU's for 32 cores per Host and 128GB of RAM. They cost a few thousand a piece, but each one takes the place of 10-30 servers. The Data Center is SO MUCH cooler when we went from 50 machines to 4. biggrin.gif
 
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drool.gif are you hiring biggrin.gif

Haha yeah, I'd love to do something with them... Like Folding perhaps. biggrin.gif But my supervisor doesn't want them used "for such foolishness". mad.gif
 
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I assume these are based on the Saltwell microarchitecture?

From the article it seems so; the speeds, core count and TDP (TPD for the three models is presented at the bottom, only one has a 6.1w TDP, another has an 8.1w TDP and the top of the line has an 8.5w TDP) all indicate towards this being the Atom cores present in the N2800 and N2600; they do make reference to next year's 22nm Atom lineup in another paragraph, so the contrast between this lineup and next year's lineup lead me to believe this is indeed built with the current architecture on a 32nm process. Still, it's a nice SoC, with support for 8 GB of DDR3, ECC, VT, 64-bit and 8 lanes of PCIe 2.0.
 
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How many PPD can they crank? biggrin.gif

I think at 6w it'll be more like PPW.
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