Intel at IDF 2009 forum, showcased two new hardware platforms for Windows Home Server utilising their forthcoming Intel Atom “Pineview” processor.
Codename “Bandon” utilises Intel’s next-gen Atom Processor with integrated memory controller and video alongside ICH9R Southbridge to provide upto 4 SATA 300 ports for hard drives, 2 memory slots, and an LCD display provide messaging to user on system health and performance.
Codename “Little Butte” developed in conjunction with Gigabyte. Mini-ITX is designed for PC, isn’t WHS logo compliant and, when tweaked for home server usage, adds in cost which has to be passed on to the consumer. Little Butte is shaped and sized at 5” x 8” to follow 3.5” hard drive form factor, offers single DDR2 (667/800 MHz) memory slot, 4 x internal SATA, 2 x eSATA external ports, 4 x USB ports and Gigabit Ethernet. You’ll also notice a WHS Recovery which places home server into a WinPE environment to recover the server.