SeaMicro Offers x86 Server with Intel Atom N570 Processor
The SM10000-64 integrates 256 Intel Atom dual-core 1.66GHz processors into a 10 rack unit system.Low power server technology specialist SeaMicro announced the availability of an energy efficient 64-bit x86 server, the SM10000-64. The newest member of the SM10000 family combines SeaMicro's server architecture with 256 of the latest 64-bit Intel Atom N570 dual-core processors. The result is the SM10000-64, which delivers 512 1.66 GHz x86 cores in a 10 rack unit-tall (17.5 inches) system. Bringing together Intel's Atom processor and SeaMicro's Internet-optimized server design, the SM10000-64 is designed to reduce power and space by more than 75 percent without the need for any software modifications. Optimized for 64-bit Internet data center environments, the SM10000-64 sports SeaMicro's 1.28 terabit/second supercomputer style fabric, which enables the SM10000-64 to deliver five times more bandwidth per unit compute than traditional servers, according to a company release. SeaMicro said this allows applications that require extensive server to server communication such as Hadoop to run more quickly by keeping network bottlenecks from inhibiting application performance. The SM10000-64 is available in the U.S. and at select international locations for a base configuration starting at $148,000.
SeaMicro's SM10000-64 showcases the new Intel Atom dual-core 1.66 GHz N570 processor. The N570 supports 64-bit operating systems, four gigabytes of operating system addressable memory per socket and is the first low power Atom processor to support virtualization. Each dual core N570 processor supports four threads: When used on a SeaMicro motherboard, and in conjunction with SeaMicro power management technology, the N570 uses, at peak utilization, less than one watt for each gigahertz of compute.