Intel has introduced the Intel Atom processor S1200 product family, delivering a 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 Intel Atom processor S1200 product family includes two physical cores and a total of four threads enabled with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. 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.
The Intel Atom processor S1200 is shipping to customers. Prices start at $54 in quantities of 1,000 units.
Intel is also working on the next generation of Intel Atom processors codenamed ‘Avoton,’ expected to be available in 2013.