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Jun 4 2013   1:14PM GMT

Intel Avoton : The next Microserver Processor

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Looking for the next best Intel Microserver? I was in the market for a microserver earlier this year, but their price to performance was lacking, that and 350$ you only get 2GB of ram, and a maximum of 8GB of ram. Completely useless to me for my internal lab. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Avoton chipset will be able to support more memory! Avoton also uses a paltry 9 watts of power

Intel showed off its next-gen Atom processors for microservers, called Avoton, saying it was already shipping samples to customers for testing, and unveiled its data centre chips based on the 22nm process.

The Atom chip, code-named Avoton, will become commercially available in servers starting in the second half. Avoton chips will be based on the new Silvermont microarchitecture, which is the first major Atom architecture redesign since the chip was first released in 2008.

Specifically, Avoton server chips will bring more performance-per-watt to microservers, Brookwood said. Microservers are an emerging category of dense servers backed by companies like Dell and Hewlett-Packard in which performance can be scaled quickly while keeping power consumption low.

Avoton will include a host of server-specific features including 64-bit support, Ethernet controllers and virtualization.

Go here to read more about Avoton.

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