Intel's Atom underpins hosting server

Summary:The start-up has launched what it describes as the world's most energy-efficient server, employing 256 Intel Atom processors

SeaMicro said on Monday it has begun shipping what it calls the world's most energy-efficient server, running on Intel's Atom processor.

SeaMicro Atom server

SeaMicro has launched what it calls the world's most energy-efficient server, the SM10000-64, featuring Intel Atom chips. Photo credit: SeaMicro

The start-up has launched the SM10000-64, a box that integrates 256 Intel Atom dual-core 1.66GHz processors and 512 64-bit cores into a 10-rack unit system. These machines are mostly designed for hosting environments. SeaMicro says it can cut power and space by more than 75 percent without software modifications. The company has a 1.28 terabit/second fabric that allows for more bandwidth than traditional servers. This setup allows the server to run things like Hadoop without network bottlenecks.

The SeaMicro SM10000-64 system also features 1.024 terabytes of DDR3 DRAM, and up to 64 solid state or hard-disk drives. Its US price tag is $148,000 (£90,000).

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see SeaMicro: Welcome to the world of $148K Atom servers on ZDNet.com.


Get the latest technology news and analysis, blogs and reviews delivered directly to your inbox with ZDNet UK's newsletters.

Topics: Servers

About

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.