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Monday, the 30th of June will be a big day for Intel and its Intel Architecture 64 chips. As everybody knows, the Santa Clara, California-based giant will unveil its long-awaited Madison and Deerfield Itanium 2 CPUs that will be fast, powerful and dangerous for all the other processors for servers. The industry leading solution providers are very likely to support the novelties.

I remind that Intel Itanium 2 “Madison” chips are made using 0.13 micron manufacturing technology and will work at 1.50 and 1.40GHz at launch. Just like their predecessors, these CPUs are intended to work in MP servers. Itanium 2 1.50GHz with 6MB L3 cache CPU will debut at $4226, the Itanium 2 1.40GHz with 4M of L3 will cost $2247 in quantities starting from 1000 units, as we revealed back in late April. The code-named Deerfield chip will be born under Itanium 2 brand as well. It will have 1.30GHz clock-speed and 3MB of L3 cache. Such CPUs are designed strictly for DP servers and workstations and will be sold for roughly $1200 or $1300 in commercial quantities. A bit later the company will also introduce an IA64 chip for less than $1000 in order to compete with AMD’s Opteron products.

On Monday the world’s largest solution providers, such as Dell, HP, IBM, SGI and some others will announce support for the latest and greatest Intel Itanium 2 chips and some of them will even reveal solutions based on the newcomers.

Beware, Sun, because the 30th is very likely to be another hyper breakthrough for the furious IA64.


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