Intel unveils new Atom C2000 processor for cloud service providers

64-bit system-on-chip family boasts improved performance and efficiency
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Chip maker Intel Corporation has revealed a new host of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers, including a new Intel Atom C2000 processor.

The second-generation 64-bit C2000 processor family of system-on-chip desgins is aimed at microservers, entry-level networking and cold storage. It promises to deliver up to six times the energy efficiency and up to seven times the performance compared to previous generation.

A Rack Scale Architecture-based system enables data transfers speeds up to 1.6 terabits per second at distances up to 300 metres. 

"As the world becomes more and more mobile, the pressure to support billions of devices and users is changing the very composition of datacenters," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel.

"From leadership in silicon and SoC design to rack architecture and software enabling, Intel is providing the key innovations that original equipment manufacturers, telecommunications equipment makers and cloud service providers require to build the datacenters of the future."

The new Intel Atom C2000 product family features up to eight cores, a range of 6 to 20Watts TDP, integrated Ethernet and support for up to 64 GB of memory.

Intel is delivering 13 models with customised features and accelerators optimised for lightweight workloads such as entry dedicated hosting, distributed memory caching, static web serving and content delivery. 

More information can be found on the Intel website.

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