Intel Atom C3000 Server Family Product Briefing

While everyone has their eyes set on the Coffee Lake reveal for Q4, Intel recently launched the cloud storage servers. The Intel Atom C3000. These processors come with up to 16 cores, 20 Flexible HSIO lanes and up to 2.2 Ghz of clock speed.

When it comes to the Intel Atom C3000, there is 3.4 times network performance gains over previous generation Atom CPUs. The QuickAssist Technology offers up to 20 Gbps cryptography and compression. 5G radio interface delivers lower latencies and performance boosts for intelligent networking.

Intel Atom C3000 is especially suitable for a number of scaled-out workloads that require low power, high density I/O integration. Including network routers, switches, storage, security appliances, dynamic web serving, and more. These aren’t the same Atom processors used in Netbooks and tablets. Instead, Intel designed them especially for low-power, efficient intelligence for the furthest edge of networks.

Intel Atom C3000 series is divided into different SKU categories: Server and cloud Storage, Network and Enterprise Storage, Internet of Things and eTEMP. The most powerful processor among the series is the $449 C3958. It has 16 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, consumes 31Watts of power supports 256GB DDR 2400MHz RAM and 4 x 10 GbE LANs. The lowest one costs around 27 dollars and is basically sold to the equipment provider, from where we buy the completed server systems.

To sum it up, Intel Atom C3000 is SoC, with a total of 15 products released. They used 14nm process manufacturing and according to the different models will have 2 to 16 Goldmont cores (Goldmont core is a group of two, each group shared 2MB L2) Single or dual-channel DDR4 memory controller. Also support 128GB to 256GB of DDR4 ECC memory, providing 6 to 20 high-speed IO channels.

Intel has long-term plans to provide efficient solutions to the cloud storage and network enterprise segment since these two industry’s have a lot of technological requirements for low powered, time-saving, efficient and rapid processing systems.
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