Intel and ARM vendors start server war (of words)
There is a new front in Intel’s war with everyone, customers not withstanding, and that is the so called microserver market. Intel had no answer for the ARM based devices from Marvell, Calxeda, and others until earlier this week when they admitted the existence of Centerton.
The silicon for the ‘new’ Centerton Xeon S1200 is actually not new at all, it is just the plain old, delayed, buggy, and generally mocked Oak Trail Atom with a new badge. And price tag. Intel won’t actually release real specs on the consumer variant of the CPU, and the same holds true for their new one. The press conference where Intel announced Centerton/S1200 was devoid of anything but fluff and self-congratulatory pabulum, in other words, typical Intel of late.
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