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Intel unveils Avoton SoC chip

Intel has launched a more powerful chip targeted at the microserver market, which would allow low-power machines to tackle a broader range of computing workloads, Zdnet has reported. Microservers are designed for workloads requiring small amounts of processing power that need to be carried out many times, usually concurrently, serving content to users of a popular web page or app, for example. Intel's Atom-based Avoton SoCs (System on a Chip) step up the sort of tasks that microservers can carry out by increasing the processing power compared with the Centerton series. Avoton is part of the C2000 series of Atom SoCs. These SoCs are targeted at more than microservers, with Intel also aiming for the chip to go inside routers, switches, network security appliances and cold storage.