Seamicro Low-Power Server Technology Insights

Posted in datacenter-server, information-technology, low-power, seamicro, servers, ultra-low-power on July 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman provides insights into the company’s low-energy servers.

SeaMicro low power server technology built on Atom processors

Posted in atom-cpu, datacenter-server, low-power, microprocessors, reduce-power-consumption, seamicro, servers on June 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SeaMicro has commercialized a low-power Internet-optimized x86-server that reduces energy consumption and space by 75 percent. The company’s SM10000 servers are setting the bar for internet workloads. The server integrates 512 Intel Atom processors with Ethernet switching, server management and application load-balancing. The server consumes one-quarter of the power and takes one-quarter of the space to match the best-in-class internet server. …

…   “Beyond the fundamental mismatch between today’s servers and the dominant workload, SeaMicro made another critical observation that set the stage for massive reductions in server power.

The CPU, usually the focus of power reduction efforts, consumes only one third of the power in a server.

This means that large improvements in the CPU have only modest impact on the total power consumed by a server. In order to achieve large-scale power reductions, SeaMicro technology focused on the two-thirds power consumed by the non-CPU components.

To this end, SeaMicro transformed the volume server into a high density, low power, single-box cluster computer, optimized for Internet traffic.

SeaMicro further improved total cost of ownership and reduced the power consumed in a data center solution by integrating the functionality traditionally found in an entire data center rack – compute, storage, networking, server management and load balancing – into a single, low-power system.

Building on the dramatic reductions in power achieved at the system level, SeaMicro was then able to leverage low power CPUs, such as Intel’s Atom processor. “   …

Via SeaMicro: Low power server technology (Link).

ZT Systems Energy Efficient Datacenter Server

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cloud-computing, datacenter-server, energy-efficiency, opteron, platform, server-efficiency, virtualization, zt-systems on September 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ZT Systems launches datacenter server that delivers energy efficiency. The six-core AMD Opteron EE processor is a 40 watt ACP processor developed for its power-sipping capabilities. …

… “ZT Systems today announced the 1226Ra 1U Datacenter Server featuring the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor combined with the new AMD SR5690 chipset. Based on AMD’s new integrated server platform that enables high bandwidth and virtualization capacity, this solution is designed with ZT’s signature data center server engineering capability for the optimal performance, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness today’s most advanced cloud computing providers demand. ” …

Via ZT Systems: Datacenter Server Uses Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor with AMD Chipset

AMD Opteron 6-core processor