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Dying Intel Atom processors take out network equipment • iTnews
Juha Saarinen:
<p>A serious flaw with Intel's Atom C2000 product family can cause processors to fail completely, rendering the devices they power inoperable after just 18 months of operation.

The low-power Atom C2000 Silvermont processor range was introduced three years ago, and is found in popular network switches and routers, microservers, and network accessible storage systems.

Kit vendor Cisco has <a href="http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/clock-signal.html">issued an advisory</a> for the problem, noting the failures start appearing after a unit has been in use for around 18 months.

Once the processor fails, "the system will stop functioning, will not boot, and is not recoverable".

Cisco optical networking, routing, security, and switching gear - including the ASA and ISA3000 family - are affected.</p>
intel  atom  failure 
february 2017 by charlesarthur

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