Intel is wagering that its Atom processor is more than a one-trick pony. While Atom’s won its fame based on its low-power, relatively potent performance in today’s netbooks, Intel envisions the chip playing a lead role in storage servers for home offices and small businesses.
The idea is that the tiny power draw, coupled with the basic needs for the SMB market, make for a perfect recipe based on the Atom.
Of course, the Atom will need a little help before it’s a full-fledged server processor. HardwareCentral takes a look.
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).