Intel Pushes Atom CPU to Drive Storage Devices

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yeah! now we can hack our nas boxes without cross compiling. mmmmmm a self sufficient torrent slave box ;) .... errr I mean a personal hidden porno web server .... doh! one more time, to help reduce processing cycles on the servers for backups and automate them through the nas. yeah, that one works.
 

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I've seen relatively inexpensive NAS devices, but they are slow when compared to a full blown Linux fileserver. Does the atom allow the low priced devices to approach the speed of a full blown fileserver?
 

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Why the well would anyone want to use an Atom when they could instead use a Via Nano? Its cheaper, faster and best of all has AES-128/256 encryption built into the damn CPU. Very hand for file / network encryption.
 

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Wow I completely fail at spell checking.

I meant to say, why would anyone want to use an Atom when they could use a Via Nano for the same task at hand. The Nano's are faster, cheaper and have lower power requirements (system wide). Their onboard AES encryption is faster then anything present, including current quad core systems. This makes these CPU's the ideal candidate for storage / network services, especially if real time encryption is required.
 

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[citation][nom]fancarolina[/nom]How long before we see an Atom in a Smartphone?[/citation]
Till Qualcomm's 1GHz SnapDragon isn't good enough and they aren't making a newer one.
 
I went to Fry's Electronics yesterday. There were several Atom based motherboards on display. I also looked at some new small form factor cases and a couple of NAS cases. I'm having a hard time trying to imagine several small boxes sitting on my desk instead of one mid-tower case.
 
[citation][nom]palladin9479[/nom]Wow I completely fail at spell checking.I meant to say, why would anyone want to use an Atom when they could use a Via Nano for the same task at hand. The Nano's are faster, cheaper and have lower power requirements (system wide). Their onboard AES encryption is faster then anything present, including current quad core systems. This makes these CPU's the ideal candidate for storage / network services, especially if real time encryption is required.[/citation]
There are i5s with built in AES acceleration. I can't remember the model numbers, but they do beat the Via's
 

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Anyone see any motherboards for this. I am dying to see a PCI Express Atom Pine Trail Board. I thought Zotac might have one out, but nope. Intel, ASUS and others have nice ones but they use PCI which is about only good for a sound card these days.
 
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