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Chip Shot: Intel Outlines Low-Power Micro Server Strategy

Intel disclosed its roadmap for low-power processors for the emerging micro server category today, including a new server processor based on the Intel® Atom™ processor microarchitecture targeted for 2012. Micro servers share infrastructure resources and are ideal for workloads where many low-power, dense servers may be more efficient than fewer, more robust servers. Intel will deliver four new processors for the category that span 45 watt high performance to sub-10 watt, all with server features including 64-bit, Intel® Virtualization Technology and Error-Correcting Code (ECC). Customers are already planning designs based on these processors, including Intel® Xeon® processors E3-1260L and E3-1220L in production now.