Intel Releases New Low-Power 64-bit 6-Watt Atom Chip For Servers

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Middleman-77, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    In case you didn't know, Intel just recently announced over a week ago a new server chip for the high-powered server/storage/network market who wants both power and flexibility of an Intel chip but with lower running costs.

    >http://newsroom.intel.com/community...he-worlds-first-6-watt-server-class-processor

    It is a 6-watt, 64-bit server chip based on the Atom called the S1200. The idea is to allow firms to build 'microservers' so that in their warehouses/data farms, they don't have to use as much power as conventional servers as well as being able to pack more servers/storage/networking devices and power into smaller spaces.

    Could this product end up in a Mac Mini Server in future?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    I would hope a PC mini server as well!
     
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    Yes but it's unlikely because Apple's server ambitions are pretty weak. That being said there's nothing wrong with building a mini server based on this that allows us to centralize storage and file sharing.
     

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