They are the equivalent of Centerton chips but for SBB and SAN systems
Back in September, Intel let loose some information about the Centerton line of Atom system-on-chip devices. The company has now let slip some details about another Atom chip line called Briarwood.These system-on-chip devices will be aimed at storage bridge bay and storage area network systems. They will be called Atom S1269, Atom S1279 and Atom S1289.
All three will have two “Saltwell” Atom cores (each), single-channel DDR3 RAM support (random access memory) and Hyper-Threading, plus Virtualization technology.
Up to 8 GB of DDR3-1333 ECC memory will be possible to pair with each of the processors.
Atom S1269 has a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and a thermal design power of 11.7 watts. Atom S1279 is similar, but has a TDP of 13.1 Watts. No obvious differences between it and the other one are discernible.
The final chip, however, Atom S1289, runs at 2 GHz and has a TDP of 14.1 watts.
No price or exact availability information exists, only that shipments will begin in the first quarter of 2013.