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Gigabyte and Supermicro are bringing out Atom C3000-powered systems, servers and motherboards. These little Atoms have 2 to 16 cores, to 128GB of memory, low power consumption – as little as 8.5 watts – four 10Gbit/s Ethernet ports, up to 20Gbps of compression/encryption throughput, and a virtual chip capability – VT-d …

  1. Peter Galbavy

    These are the chips where the RTC dies after a period of time, right?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Intel says they have up to 2.5 times more performance than the previous Atom CPU generation."

    That's not hard given how shit they have been,

    1. P0l0nium

      Re: Stats

      FYI ... The Avoton C2730 (nice slow-clocked 8 core Silvermont Atom) was the single most efficient CPU on the planet.

      Its what killed "ARM server" before they got started :-)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Give it a break guys!

    It was the 2000 that had the clock problem, and that's part of the reason these are being released later than originally planned.

    There is nothing wrong with Atom CPUs - provided you target them at the right workload. Try and use it for heavy DB loads and you'll be unhappy. Use if for a low-power edge / NAS device and it should be a good solution.

    1. Chloe Cresswell

      Re: Give it a break guys!

      Yeap, I use them for low end firewalls and some nas4free units, they work happily with out giving you a massive power bill.

    2. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: Give it a break guys!

      They work just fine for PoS terminals as well, completely fanless.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Coming soon

    Price on enquiry. If you have to ask you can't afford it. Minimum order 1000 units.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Coming soon

      Which one? - available in five days, £200. (16 core) - in stock, £680.

      1. Aitor 1 Silver badge

        Re: Coming soon

        Let me laugh hard at the pricing.

        No way I am paying that much.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Coming soon

          That's what server-grade parts cost - this isn't consumer stuff that will be unavailable in six months time.

          It also has features you don't get on low-end boards:

          1) EEC RAM

          2) BMC

          4) Quad NICs

          1. Anon

            Re: Coming soon

            > It also has features you don't get on low-end boards:

            > 1) EEC RAM

            Or, in the UK only, BREXIT RAM.

          2. fnj

            Re: Coming soon

            It's ECC, not EEC.

  5. fnj

    Tell me this is an elaborate joke

    One single USB3 port, and VGA-only Aspeed video. If you use all 8 SATA ports, you have no PCIe whatever - thus no way to hook up any more SATA ports. OTOH, 4x gigabit ethernet is great.

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