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Intel Atom Processors Further Expand to Storage Appliances for Homes, Small Busineses

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Backed by industry support of the Intel Atom processor optimized for networked storage appliances for the home and small business, Intel Corporation has added two new Intel Atom processors to further boost the company's focus on the platform.

Since Intel's initial foray in this area in March, leading storage manufacturers, including Acer, Cisco, LaCie, LG Electronics, NETGEAR, QNAP, Super Micro, Synology and Thecus have announced products based on the energy-efficient Intel Atom processor platform.

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Hmm..

This is what you call innovation... BTW, 1st to Post
 

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BTW, 1st to Post
what are you? 5 years old?? get back to 4chan

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Ah....someone suggested an idea of having a Atom powerd router to increase data throughput. not a bad idea if you ask me. the added processing power will be good for those who run NAS boxes & Snap servers.
 
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Heheh, sorry about that, I'm used of typing it ^^
Yeah it's a habit which annoys people, so you may want to stop. As for the CPUs, gee Intel are going nuts with trying to get back into competing in the embedded systems market. I guess seeing the don't so the StrongARM chip (at least I think they don't), they don't want to be loosing to ARM or MIPS in those sectors. I reckon with their brains they can make some really awesome chips (especially if it's x86). Lets just hope these chips follow Intels policy of 'Expensive but worth it' rather than doing 'Expensive and slow'.
 
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I think Intel will be in great trouble after AMD launch there Fusion CPUs especially the one which will try take on Atom CPUs !
 
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I think they are just trying to find ways of making money. Sticking Atom chips in other things besides PC oriented stuff makes it seem "innovative". Just goes to show they are hurting like the rest of us in this economy.
 
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what are you? 5 years old?? get back to 4chan

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Ah....someone suggested an idea of having a Atom powerd router to increase data throughput. not a bad idea if you ask me. the added processing power will be good for those who run NAS boxes & Snap servers.
Now, the question is, to use 1,6GHz Atom and get mediocre results or use a 400MHz dedicated packet sorting processor with excellent results because it's a dedicated unit.
Only thing is the problems for the R&D and problems with being dedicated units that can't be used for anything else.
 

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yeah I suggested that yesterday when it was announced they bought Texas Instruments Cable Modem Division.