Intel’s New ‘Jasper Forest’ Chip

by Erica M
The article that I found is about Intel’s new line of processors called Jasper Forest. The new processors offer distinctive functionality to help intense server environments such as storage and communications environments. The new Jasper Forest processors not only offer more storage but also reduce power consumption by 27 watts. The way they managed to do this was by integrating some I/O functions into the processor which eliminated the need for a separate controller and helps reduce the overall power consumption. The best feature of the Jasper Forest processors is the prevention of data loss that is done by the use of Asynchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Self-Refresh Memory. What this does is it detects power failure as it is occurring and it allows the memory controller to complete its functions before shutting down so that nothing is lost. Along with having such great functionally Intel’s Jasper Forest comes backed with a seven year support for their customers so that they can purchase with assurance knowing that they will have support that they need in case something occurs. As we have learned in this chapter information architecture is about information security, disaster record and backup and recovery. What Intel has done is develop a processor that can both backup and recovery information that had not been saved before a power outage. This type of recovery and backup saves organizations money and time in having to start all over on the data they were working on before the outage. Having well developed information architecture is vital to an organization because they need to be able to keep the information secure so that others can’t dispose of it. Along with being able to secure it they need to be able to backup and recovery information since you never know what type of a disaster can occur.

Bradley, Tony (2009). Intel’s New ‘Jasper Forest’ Chip Improves Performance with Less Power. Retrieved September 21, 2009. From PC World: