Intel Introduces Atom-Based SMB Server Platform
Mar 04, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)
"Intel is aiming to tackle the small-business server market with
its first server platform based on the Atom processor.
"Unveiled here today at the CeBit trade show in Germany, Intel's
new take on the Atom -- the processor most widely associated with
the popular netbook form factor -- relies on coupling the CPU with
a low-end server integrated chipset. The idea is that the
combination will provide enough power to satisfy the storage needs
of home, small office/home office (SOHO), and SMB customers without
breaking the bank or fattening their energy bill.
"This is not the first Atom-based server, but it is the first
from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).
"In its design, Intel paired its Atom D410 and D510 processors
with the ICH9R chipset normally used in desktop and low-end server
PCs. There are no new chips here: Intel simply validated two
previously unpaired parts to make sure they would work well