Good snippet about Silvermont and Microservers/HTML
By Adrian Bridgwater on May 10, 2013 5:56 AM |
New software application development stream possibilities have come to light this week after news from Intel as the firm announces its Silvermont microarchitecture.
This new technology targets tablets, smartphones, microservers, network infrastructure products, storage and other areas such as entry-level laptops and in-vehicle infotainment.
Silvermont sports 5x lower power consumption over current-generation Intel Atom processor cores in terms of its energy efficiency rating.
The new chip microarchitecture also (unsurprisingly) represents a boost in terms of performance as it sits in Intel's 22nm (nanometre) Tri-Gate SoC process in terms of its engineering.
Intel's Silvermont technology is aimed at low-power requirements in market segments from smartphones to the datacentre.
Web application developers may have their interest piqued here as Silvermont-powered microservers could be used to serve HTML web page components to millions of users.
"Silvermont is a leap forward and an entirely new technology foundation for the future that will address a broad range of products and market segments," said Dadi Perlmutter, Intel executive vice president and chief product officer.
"Early sampling of our 22nm SoCs, including "Bay Trail" and "Avoton" is already garnering positive feedback from our customers. Going forward, we will accelerate future generations of this low-power microarchitecture on a yearly cadence."