Yesterday we wrote about startup SeaMicro’s introduction of its new SM10000 server, which runs on Intel’s low-power Atom chips. The announcement triggered a lot of coverage and discussion. Here’s a roundup of some of the notable commentary and analysis:
- Mystery startup uncloaks 512-core server  – SeaMicro created what is in essence a supercomputer interconnection fabric that also virtualizes the memory and I/O for tiny Atom-based servers, many of which are crammed onto a single motherboard, with many of these mobos plugged into the fabric using plain old PCI-Express links. The Register.
- SeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry  – If SeaMicro can deliver, then it will deal a big blow to server vendors such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. And it could delight customers with big data centers that are consuming too much power and are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for free internet services. From VentureBeat.
- SeaMicro’s Low-power Server Finally Launches  – At its heart, SeaMicro has recognized that performance isn’t what much of today’s computing tasks require. Jobs like serving up a web page or even grabbing a photo don’t need gigahertz, they just need to deliver results quickly as part of a highly redundant cluster of servers without gulping power. From GigaOm.
- SeaMicro Tries to Rethink the Internet Server  – The heart of SeaMicro’s design is an off-the-shelf component, from what some people might consider the wrong shelf. The Digits blog from the Wall Street Journal.
- SeaMicro Lifts Veil on 512 core Atom Server  – The SM10000 will be the first product released from the company and it looks to be a doozy. From InsideHPC.
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URLs in this post:
 Mystery startup uncloaks 512-core server: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/14/seamicro_sm10000_server/
 SeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry: http://venturebeat.com/2010/06/13/seamicro-drops-an-atom-bomb-on-the-server-industry/
 SeaMicro’s Low-power Server Finally Launches: http://gigaom.com/2010/06/13/seamicros-low-power-server-finally-launches/
 SeaMicro Tries to Rethink the Internet Server: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/14/seamicro-tries-to-rethink-the-internet-server/
 SeaMicro Lifts Veil on 512 core Atom Server: http://insidehpc.com/2010/06/14/seamicro-lifts-veil-on-512-core-atom-server/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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