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Author: Rebecka Michaud

Finally, a good use for Intel’s lowly Atom CPU: Inside NASA’s $2.7B Perseverance rover

Intel’s underpowered Atom CPU has finally found some respect—on Mars. The lowly chip had a tough time on Earth, winning the faintest of praise for its pedestrian performance. But its energy-sipping ways were apparently a good fit for a couple of compute modules that NASA built into its $2.7 billion Perseverance rover.Intel said Monday that there…

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