Typically when you think about a server you think about massive, power gulping machines with lots of performance packed with multiple CPUs and lots of RAM. Some applications don’t need all that power though and would work just as well on lower performance servers optimized for power savings.
Supermicro has announced a pair of new servers to suit the low performance, low power needs in the datacenter. The servers are both based on the Intel Atom processor and the most efficient of the pair needs 4W of power while the higher performance server needs 8W.
The 4W machine is optimized for the Atom 230 CPU and supports multiple RAID configurations, four SATA ports, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and more. The 8W server uses the dual-core Atom 330 processor and offers many of the same specifications. Supermicro says that the servers are aimed at email and print server use. The machines also require little space with a depth of only 9.8-inches and weight of only 10 pounds.Atom, Intel, Supermicro