UK-based technology firm Avantek Computer has introduced a new low-energy server range, in a move to help to overcome power shortages over the future.

According to the company, the new servers are the first to use ARM processors, which are expected to offer exceptional performance at reduced costs, by consuming less power.

The new system features around 48 server nodes, each one quad-core, and provides one-to-one mapping with each node mapped onto its own memory and its own 240Gb to 480Gb Kingston Technology SSDNow KC300 drive, all in a 3U rack chassis, the company said.

Meanwhile, the built-in 80Gb fabric and cluster networking will integrate all the separate data back together.

Commenting on the launch, Avantek Computer managing director Tony Lees said that the new Avantek servers use a fraction of the power of a traditional x86 server, at 5 watts per node.

"Our new product is the ideal solution for a variety of different uses, including media serving, web hosting, research functionality and scale-out file storage, offering significant savings in running costs and helping users to lower their carbon footprint," added Lees.