Sunday, July 24, 2011

Super Compact Atom Server Packs a Mighty Punch

A single Intel Atom CPU core might not impress you that much. Sure, it is efficient... but it isn't really that powerful. But, what if join a bunch of them together: say... 768 Atom cores in a 10u rack?

That's precisely what SeaMicro is offering with their new SM10000-64HD.

Thanks to the super-compact high-density design you can fit four SM10000-64HD in a single standard rack, having more than 3000 Atom cores at your disposal while using "just" 14kW of power - instead of the 60 traditional servers (plus associated hardware, like switches, load balancers, etc.) that would use 4x more power and 6x more space.

... And to think that within 5 or 6 years, your home computer will probably have more processing power than one of these "monsters"... :)

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