By Ian King, Bloomberg
SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp., the world’s largest semiconductor maker, said it will offer new low-power versions of its Xeon server microprocessors to better manage heat and energy in data centres.
The two new microprocessors, which will be on sale from 12 March, will use less than .060% of the power of Intel’s existing products, the Santa Clara, California-based company said today in an e-mail statement.
Intel is trying to address needs of data centres, which are struggling to keep facilities cool and save energy. Modern microprocessors, postage stamp-sized electronic components, currently give off as much heat as small televisions.
The new products will draw 50 watts of power, against 120 watts for existing products, Intel said. The semiconductors are called quad-core, as they have four microprocessors built into a single chip.