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Acer today announced that it's now offering its AC100 micro-server commercially in the U.S. The AC100 attempts to squeeze server class performance and features into a compact footprint that's relatively affordable at just $999 (MSRP). Some of the key features include an Intel Xeon E3-1260L (standard), Core i3, or Pentium series processor; up to 8TB of storage with RAID support; 16GB of memory; four 3.5-inch hot-pluggable hard drive bays; six USB ports; a PCI-E x8 slot; and video and eSATA ports. The AC100 also boasts a high-efficiency 200W 80 Plus power supply and is purportedly easy to service... Read more...
Just last month, Intel made it crystal clear that it was never in the running to acquire SeaMicro, a server startup that was ultimately snatched up by rival chip maker AMD for a cool $334 million. Intel's Chief Information Officer (CIO), Diane Bryant, basically said that no one at Intel was particularly impressed with SeaMicro's technology, at least not enough to warrant a buyout, so the Santa Clara chip maker skipped the SeaMicro sweepstakes. However, don't mistake Intel's disinterest in SeaMicro as a cavalier attitude toward the micro server market in general. On the contrary, Intel is ready... Read more...
With an eye towards micro server applications and enterprise cloud computing solutions, ADATA rolled out a brand new line of DDR3L ECC SO-DIMM memory modules featuring low voltage, large densities, and rapid processing capabilities.. There are 1333MHz and 1600MHz kits available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, each of which requires 1.35V, according to ADATA's spec sheet. "ADATA DDR3L ECC SO-DIMM fully meets the requirements of most high density and energy efficiency micro-servers. They are also the first memory module running at 1.35V that can fully support low voltage CPUs and make the most of processing... Read more...
Today, Intel formally announced a new class of low-power Xeon processors meant to fill the growing demand for cloud computing servers. Intel has dubbed such servers micro servers, and believes they'll be the major source of server market growth in the next four years. Micro servers are defined by the company as follows: "Micro servers are an emerging type of shared infrastructure server designed for unique data center workloads where many low-power dense servers may be more efficient than fewer, more robust servers." Put in simple terms, a micro server is to a blade server what blades once were... Read more...