Intel Delivers the World’s First 6-Watt Server-Class Processor

  Intel Delivers the World’s First 6-Watt Server-Class Processor

Several Equipment Makers Building Microservers, Storage and Networking Systems
         Based on 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Processor S1200 Product Family

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  *Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 server system on-chip hits lower-power
    levels, and includes key features such as error code correction, 64-bit
    support, and virtualization technologies required for use inside data
    centers.
  *More than 20 low-power designs including microservers, storage and
    networking systems use the Intel Atom processor S1200 family.

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 11, 2012

Intel Corporation introduced the Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 product family
today, delivering the world’s first low-power, 64-bit server-class
system-on-chip (SoC) for high-density microservers, as well as a new class of
energy-efficient storage and networking systems. The energy-sipping,
industrial-strength microprocessor features essential capabilities to achieve
server-class reliability, manageability and cost effectiveness.

“The data center continues to evolve into unique segments and Intel continues
to be a leader in these transitions,” said Diane Bryant, vice president and
general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel. “We
recognized several years ago the need for a new breed of high-density,
energy-efficient servers and other datacenter equipment. Today, we are
delivering the industry’s only 6-watt^1 SoC that has key datacenter features,
continuing our commitment to help lead these segments.”

Intel’s Next Generation of Microservers: The Real Thing

As public clouds continue to grow, the opportunity to transform companies
providing dedicated hosting, content delivery or front-end Web servers are
also growing. High density servers based on low-power processors are able to
deliver the desired performance while at the same time significantly reduce
the energy consumption – one of the biggest cost drivers in the data center.
However, before deploying new equipment in data centers, companies look for
several critical features.

The Intel Atom processor S1200 product family is the first low-power SoC
delivering required data center features that ensure server-class levels of
reliability and manageability while also enabling significant savings in
overall costs. The SoC includes two physical cores and a total of four threads
enabled with Intel^® Hyper-Threading Technology^2 (Intel® HT). The SoC also
includes 64-bit support, a memory controller supporting up to 8GB of DDR3
memory, Intel® Virtualization Technologies (Intel® VT), eight lanes of PCI
Express 2.0, Error-Correcting Code (ECC) support for higher reliability, and
other I/O interfaces integrated from Intel chipsets. The new product family
will consist of three processors with frequency ranging from 1.6GHz to 2.0GHz.

The Intel Atom S1200 product family is also compatible with the x86 software
that is commonly used in data centers today. This enables easy integration of
the new low-powered equipment and avoids additional investments in porting and
maintaining new software stacks.

New Milestones in Power Efficiency

Intel continues to drive power consumption down in its products, enabling
systems to be as energy efficient as possible. Each year since the 2006
introduction of low-power Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel has delivered a new
generation of low-power processors that have decreased the thermal design
power (TDP) from 40 watts in 2006 to 17 watts this year due to Intel’s
advanced 22-nanometer (nm) process technology. The Intel Atom processor S1200
product family is the first low-power SoC with server-class features offering
as low as 6 watts^1 of TDP.

Broad Industry Support

Today, more than 20 low-power designs including microservers, storage and
networking systems use the Intel Atom processor S1200 processor family from
companies including Accusys*, CETC*, Dell*, HP*, Huawei*, Inspur*, Microsan*,
Qsan*, Quanta*, Supermicro* and Wiwynn*.

“Organizations supporting hyperscale workloads need powerful servers to
maximize efficiency and realize radical space, cost and energy savings,” said
Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Hyperscale Business Unit,
Industry-standard Servers and Software at HP.“HP servers power many of those
organizations, and the Intel Atom processor S1200 will be instrumental as we
develop the next wave of application-defined computing to dramatically reduce
cost and energy use for our customers.”

An Even Brighter Future

Intel is working on the next generation of Intel Atom processors for extreme
energy efficiency codenamed “Avoton.” Available in 2013, Avoton will further
extend Intel’s SoC capabilities and use the company’s leading 3-D Tri-gate 22
nm transistors, delivering world-class power consumption and performance
levels.

For customers interested in low-voltage Intel® Xeon® processor models for
low-power servers, storage and networking, Intel will introduce the new Intel
Xeon processor E3 v3 product family based on the “Haswell” microarchitecture
next year. These new processors will take advantage of new energy-saving
features in Haswell and provide balanced performance-per-watt, giving
customers even more options.

Pricing and Availability

The Intel Atom processor S1200 is shipping today to customers with recommended
customer price starting at $54 in quantities of 1,000 units.

More information on the announcement including Diane Bryant’s presentation,
additional documents and pictures are available at
http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-3172.

About Intel

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designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for
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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for
performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark
and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components,
software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may
cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and
performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated
purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other
products.

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differentiate features within each processor family, not across different
processor families: Go to: www.intel.com/products/processor_number

Learn About Intel® Processor Numbers

^1Intel introduces three processors within new Intel Atom S1200 product family
with actual TDP as follows: Intel Atom S1260 (8.5Watts), Intel Atom S1240
(6.1Watts) and Intel Atom S1220 (8.1 Watts)

^2Available on select Intel® processors. Requires an Intel® HT
Technology-enabled system. Consult your system manufacturer. Performance will
vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more
information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit
http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.

Contact:

Intel Corporation
Radoslaw Walczyk, 408-765-0012
radoslaw.walczyk@intel.com
 
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