ARM low power foundation

Posted in arm, chip-design, low-power, microprocessors on September 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ARM sees success with its business model and chip design, which has strengths in low power consumption.  …

…   “Energy has replaced horsepower as the prime concern, and it is here, ARM executives said, that the company’s skills will really shine. “   …

Via New York Times: ARM Chips.



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).

AMD Processor Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, efficiency, energy-efficiency, intel, microprocessors, pc, processor on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD gains market share at Intel‘s expense, building on a foundation of energy efficient processors. ..

… “The processors were part of platforms that delivered improved graphics capabilities and energy efficiency. ” …

Via PCWorld: AMD Market Share

Low Power Dual Core Atom

Posted in atom-cpu, cpu, intel, low-power, microprocessors, power-savings, server-efficiency on March 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Low power servers for hosting
Hosting provider differentiates with low-power server offering. …

… “The Intel Dual-Core Atom Server is faster than a Pentium-4, and much more efficient. Dual-Core, Hyperthreading processor, and it uses 75% less power than a Pentium-4. What makes this particularly exciting is that because of it’s extremely low power usage, we’re able to pass the savings to clients, and offer the server at only $99 per month. ” …

Via SingleHop: Intel Dual-Core Atom Server

Low Power Processors in Data Center

Posted in data-center, design, low-power, microprocessors, microsoft, processor, server-efficiency on February 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Energy Efficiency Innovation

Posted in benefits, calculation, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, impact, intel, microprocessors, power-consumption, ups, value on September 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The energy efficiency of Intel microprocessors have had a significant impact on the power consumption of the information technology industry, some 20 TeraWatts. Read on for the context. …

… “So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s right hand turn, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed … ” …

Via CSR@Intel: Value of Energy Efficiency