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Startup crams Xeon server chips into an energy-efficient server, broadening the appeal of microservers for large data center operators.
Advanced Micro Devices to acquire microserver vendor SeaMicro for $334 million. To date, SeaMicro has used chips from Intel.
SeaMicro server uses Atom processors--a processor most commonly used in Netbooks--to save space, energy.
Calxeda was one of the first to push for power-efficient server chips. But the company now appears to be history.
Two low-powered Xeon processors are in the works for high-density microservers, and Intel plans to deliver similar chips based on Sandy Bridge and Atom within two years.
The Austin, Texas, company builds data centers that feature low-power chips like those normally found in cell phones.
Chip giant will launch a special Atom chip for servers to take on its nemesis ARM.
Reuters reports that AMD has hired J.P. Morgan to consider strategic alternatives such as selling its patent portfolio -- or the entire company. AMD says it's not actively pursuing a sale.
HP commits to using energy-efficient server design from Calxeda, which is built around the ARM chip normally used for cell phones.
Silicon start-up Smooth-Stone seeks to use the power thriftiness of ARM processors to reduce the energy consumption at large data centers.