April 18, 2010

Intel Atom chip draws data center interest

Others said that Atom might work, but only for a minority of data center environments. Todd Swank, the director of marketing for Burnside, Minn.-based systems builder Nor-Tech, said he could envision using Atom chips in data center servers, but the applications are few and far between.

"Obviously Atom is a low-power processor," Swank said. "From that perspective, if power is a big priority, it could make sense. But for the server applications we get, people [need] Xeon-level performance."

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