Intel's new Atom chips will be used for storage appliances, network devices, and micro servers.
Intel is chasing AMD in the microserver chip market. AMD says Intel is late, but Intel says the party is just starting.
AMD is teaming up with ARM to deliver 64-bit server chips.
Intel announced today that it will create a low-cost, low-power “micro-server” platform dubbed Centerton, aimed to deliver energy-efficient computing.
The move is a reaction to Advanced Micro Device’s acquisition of micro-server startup Sea Micro for $334 million in February.
Intel said today that a new category of “micro servers” is growing fast as power efficiency and density of computing rise to the forefront. As a result, Intel wants to introduce standards to the market to foster its growth.