Even since the Intel Atom was introduced I have been asking when there would be little green servers for those cases where low power is a higher priority.
ZDNet covers the Intel Announcement.
Intel builds its microserver, ARM hedges
By Larry Dignan | March 15, 2011, 3:48pm PDT
Intel doesn’t do wimpy chips and made its name pushing performance. But just in case this crazy microserver thing takes off Intel wants you to know it has a master plan.
Intel doesn’t do wimpy chips and made its name pushing performance. But just in case this crazy ARM-based microserver thing takes off Intel wants you to know it has a master plan.
In a briefing Tuesday, Intel executives rolled out its plan for microservers, small low-power units that are used in large-scale environments deployed by the likes of Facebook. The plan: Release new Xeons that are built for microservers.
Here’s a look at Intel’s money slide from its microserver talk:
The Intel news room has a press release.
Posted by Patrick Darling on Mar 15, 2011 9:52:52 AM
Intel disclosed its roadmap for low-power processors for the emerging micro server category today, including a new server processor based on the Intel® Atom™ processor microarchitecture targeted for 2012. Micro servers share infrastructure resources and are ideal for workloads where many low-power, dense servers may be more efficient than fewer, more robust servers. Intel will deliver four new processors for the category that span 45 watt high performance to sub-10 watt, all with server features including 64-bit, Intel® Virtualization Technology and Error-Correcting Code (ECC). Customers are already planning designs based on these processors, including Intel® Xeon® processors E3-1260L and E3-1220L in production now.
With a pdf fact sheet on the emerging micro server category.