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Rise of the Low-Power Servers

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    Last Updated: July 26, 2011


    1sockchuck writes “Low-power many-core processors are gaining traction st some of the largest web sites. Facebook recently test-drove servers using Tilera processors, which provided three times the performance-per-watt of x86 servers when running key-value store applications like memcached. Meanwhile, Mozilla has begun using SeaMicro servers powered by Intel Atom processors, which were brought online for the launch of Firefox 4. Both Tilera and SeaMicro are harnessing dozens of low-power processors in servers to help manage soaring power use in data centers.”

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