Feeds

Intel supercharges storage Atoms

More GHz and faster memory

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Intel has tweaked a pair of Atoms meant for storage applications, giving them more cycles and support for newer memory.

The D410 and D510 single and dual core Atom processors were launched in the first quarter of this year and featured a 1.66GHz clock and DDR2 667/800 memory support. Intel twinned them with its 82801 IR I/O controller and suppliers such as Cisco, HP, La Cie, Netgear, QNAP, Synology and Thecus built small networked storage boxes for small business and consumers around them.

Now Intel has upped the clock speed to 1.8GHz with the D425 and D525 single and dual-core processors and given them support for DDR3 SODIMM (Double Data Rate 3 Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Modules) memory. They are still paired with the 82801 IR I/O controller.

Disk capacities are steadily increasing and the number of servers and their power in small businesses is likewise improving. The new Atoms will enable storage vendors to produce boxes which Dinesh Rao, Intel's Storage Group product line manager, describes as "low-power appliances that can innocuously sit on a desk or shelf" and that can keep up with the need to support more data being accessed by more users and applications.

They should also help the vendors produce better networked storage systems for homes although this must be a smaller market than the small biz one. Neither Seagate nor Western Digital are listed as Atom users and they ship a lot of networked storage product into consumers' houses. ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.