Server maker SeaMicro, Inc.has unveiled its new x 86 energy-efficient server -- the SM10000-64, that features the latest 64-bit Intel Atom N570 dual-core processors.
The SM10000-64, which SeaMicro claims is the world's most energy efficient 64-bit x86 server, helps reducing power and space by more than 75 percent without requiring any software modifications.
Optimized for 64-bit Internet data center environments, the SM10000-64 delivers more compute per unit power and more compute per unit space than any x86 system ever built, the company said in a statement.
The server runs on Intel's Atom N570 dual-core chip. Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage x86 and x86-64 chips from Intel, and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs).
Atom N570 is a dual core Atom chip for netbooks and offers a low power consumption. The processor supports 64-bit operating systems, 4 gigabytes of operating system addressable memory per socket, has a clock speed of 1.66 GHz . Moreover, N570 is the first low power Atom chip to support virtualization.
When used on a SeaMicro motherboard, and in conjunction with SeaMicro power management technology, the N570 uses, at peak utilization, less than one watt for each gigahertz of compute, SeaMicro said.
SeaMicro, founded in 2007, has priced its SM10000-64 server at $148,000 in the U.S.
California-based SeaMicro is backed by investors, including Khosla Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, has recently received the $9.3 million grant from Dept. of Energy, which SeaMicro says is the largest DOE grant given to a server company.
Following are the specifications of SM10000-64 server:
Total Number of Cores per System
Total No. of Processors per system
Cores per Processor
No. of Processors per Compute Card
No. of Compute Cards per system
Intel N570: 1.66 GHz, Dual Core, Dual Thread X86-64 Processor
Advanced Processor Features
Intel x86-64, VT-x, HT
Max. No. of Ethernet Interfaces ( 8 cards x 8 ports each card)
Min. No. of Ethernet Interfaces
Ethernet Interface Type
10/100/1000BaseT with RJ-45 ports
Max. No. of Ethernet Cards
No. of 1GB Ethernet Ports per Card
Max. No. of Physical Disks
Min. No. of Physical Disks
Max. No. of Storage Cards
No. of Physical Disks per Card
Type of Physical Disks
2.5 Hot-swappable HDD or SSD
Hard Disk Drive Options
SATA Solid State Disk
80GB, 160GB or 256GB
Layer 4 connections per second
Max. No. of concurrent connections
Layer 4 aggregate throughput
64 Gbps (Line Rate)
Maximum number of VIPs
Load Balancing Methods
Server Health Checks
Power Supply (AC)
3+1 Redundant 240V Single Phase
Dual Redundant Fan Tray
Front to Rear
Dimensions (H x W x D)
17.5 (10RU) x 19 x 30
Management RFC Compliance
Integrated Terminal Server
General IPv4 Protocols
SNMP MIB Support
50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
-40° to 149°F (-40° to 65°C)
5 to 93% non-condensing
5 to 93% non-condensing