SAN JOSE, Calif. — Intel announced an impressive second-generation Atom-based server SoC and benchmarks showing it beats ARM-based chips from Applied Micro, Calxeda, and Marvell.
The 64-bit C2000, aka Avoton, is designed into more than 50 systems, months ahead of a flood of 64-bit ARM-based parts expected from as many as a dozen competitors in 2014.
All the SoCs aim to deliver new levels of performance-per-watt for power-constrained data centers. Although Intel is winning kudos today, OEMs say they will use both Atom- and ARM-based chips in a diversifying set of servers on their road maps.
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