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. Middleman-77 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2012
    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.


    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. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
    I would hope a PC mini server as well!
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    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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