For the few server-oriented business units I visited during Computex, a number of them were showing new Avoton oriented rackmount microservers. At GIGABYTE's Server unit, I was shown the A201-TR, a 2U microserver featuring 46 nodes that each could be configured with either a 20W eight-core Atom CPU node or a dual 2.5-inch SSD storage node. The purpose of such a server is for lots of threaded workloads that each require minimal processing time, and GIGABYTE’s offering is a mix-and-match affair based on customer need. The system will initially be offered in 46 CPU or 28 CPU + 16 Storage variants, both with 4x 40GbE QSFP+ network integration as well as dual GbE. Unit access is from the top, and the toolless...

GIGABYTE Server Launches New C2750 Mini-ITX and 2P ATX LGA2011

Despite the C2750 coming to market officially in Q3 2013, we have not seen many products that exploit the possibilities that the new 8-core Silvermont SoC provides. We reviewed...

13 by Ian Cutress on 5/21/2014

ASRock Rack C2750D4I Review: A Storage Motherboard with Management

One of the purposes of Intel’s Avoton CPUs is cold storage. ASRock produced the C2750D4I for that need – a mini-ITX motherboard with a 25W eight core CPU, support...

82 by Ian Cutress on 4/29/2014

The Next Generation of Micro Server SoCs: ECX-2000 vs Atom 2000

Calxeda has announced its second generation SoC, the ARM Cortex™ A15 based EnergyCore™ ECX-2000. We try to estimate how this new Server SoC compares to the latest Intel Atom...

45 by Johan De Gelas on 10/29/2013

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