* Posts by wsw

2 posts • joined 7 Dec 2012

Intel launches Atom S Series at servers

wsw

Re: 64bit?

Yes, the atom is 8 times cheaper. But on the other hand, the server need 10 times more CPUs to workout the same amount of workload (There is a comparison between Xeon and ATOM in the article). So, after all, Intel will earn more money if you choice the ATOM. There was a comparison between Xeon and claxeda ARM.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/13/xeon_vs_calxeda_arm_apache_bench/

It can be see there by deploy the micro servers, company will actually spend more money on the server to cover the same workload.The benefits of microserver is that when the workload is I/O bonded or server is idle, the server saves power.

Intel prepping Atom bombs to drop on ARM microservers

wsw

micro server is not new

There were the low power MIPS severs (64bit, 6 core, 10w and the features ARM promises to have in their coming chips) back to 2006. So, I don't think the micro server is new concept but just a new name.

The question is if the MIPS server which had everything micro server promise to have (power, program support) was unable to catch the market, why the renamed ARM/ATOM server would be a Success?

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