Supermicro is putting Intel’s Atom processor into several new systems in its Server Building Blocks Solutions portfolio. Intel has been riding the strength of its Atom chips in the netbook market to grow its dominant share of the x86 processor space.
The company’s X7SLA-L platform is powered by the single-core Atom 230 chip, which uses four watts of power. The X7SLA-H is powered by a dual-core Atom 330 chip, which consumes eight watts of power. Another Atom-based systems include the small form factor 5051A SuperSaver, with a high-efficient and quiet power supply. The SuperSaver 5035A offers greater expansion and storage capabilities, including four hot-swap drive bays and three add-on cards, plus a 300-watt power supply.