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First HP Project Moonshot servers will use Intel Atom chips (updated)

HP’s Project Moonshot is an initiative to develop low-energy servers that use less electricity than most of today’s models while offering similar performance. When the company unveiled the project in November, HP planned to use low power ARM-based processors. But now HP has changed its tune, and the first servers produced as part of the […]

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Microsoft wants Intel to develop 16-core Atom chips

There’s a common misperception that multi-core chips are always more powerful than single-core computer chips. But the truth of the matter is that while multi-core chips can be faster than their old school brethren, especially when used with software optimized for multithreading, there’s another reason to develop chips with multiple cores: They can use less […]

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Intel Atom powered servers: Low power isn’t just for netbooks

Low power Intel Atom chips have changed the way we think about battery life and “good enough” performance in low-cost laptops. But it turns out that these chips which were designed for low power laptops are also useful in other areas typically dominated by expensive, power-hungry chips. A company called SeaMicro is building servers that […]