[nSLUG] Measured wattage of atom system

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Tue Sep 16 13:07:16 ADT 2008


On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:57:48PM -0300, D G Teed wrote:
> I'm going to predict that the Atom is the first generation of a change
> we are going to see.

You're a little late to the party in terms of the drive for lower
power chips. The ULV Pentium M chips drew something like 5W a couple
years ago. If you want to exclude laptop chips, VIA has been sitting
in that niche for years. In the datacenter world look at the HE
opteron chips.
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