Linked by sawboss on Sat 29th Jan 2011 00:15 UTC
Intel "The Intel Atom processor line is associated with low power usage in devices such as a netbook or nettop computer. The emphasis is definitely not on performance, it's on pushing up battery life on a device with a small display and mid-range graphics requirements while still managing a decent desktop experience. Microsoft thinks Atom can do more, though, and wants to use it in servers. With that in mind it is calling on Intel to up the cores in an Atom chip to 16, and deploying it as a low power server chip solution."
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intel vs arm
by TechGeek on Sat 29th Jan 2011 06:18 UTC
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This is probably a move to make Microsoft's life easier. While they announced that they would have an ARM based OS in the future, if Intel does this Microsoft may not need to spend the money porting it. Intel will do all the work and Microsoft will reap the rewards. This benefits Intel too, steering people away from ARM.

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