Leading chipmaker Intel Corp. has unwrapped some of its plans concerning the server and workstation processors and chipsets. The main headliners of Intel’s pedestal and rack server roadmap – Intel Xeon MP processor code-named
Intel Xeon MP Platform Gets 3.50+GHz Speeds, 8MB Caches
Intel’s Xeon processor family for multiprocessor (MP) applications will finally be updated in Q1 2005 with chips code-named Cranford that contain 1MB of L2 cache, but operate at 3.66GHz, much higher than today’s 3.0GHz. In server environments clock-speed does not necessarily mean performance crown, as server software is seriously dependant on cache size and from that perspective Intel’s Xeon MP 3.0GHz with 4MB L3 cache may be a better choice for certain types of server deployments. Still, the processors code-named
In the second quarter Intel Corp. is projected to release its highly-anticipated Intel Xeon multiprocessing unit (MPU) code-named
Dual-Core Processors: For Workstations, Entry-Level Servers
As Intel previously said, it will not have dual-core processors to serve 2P or MP servers this year. The Corp.’s main offering for mainstream and performance 2-way servers will be Intel Xeon processors based on 90nm Irwindale core with 64-bit capability, Enhanced SpeedStep and Execute Disable Bit at clock-speeds of 3.60GHz in Q1 2005 and beyond in Q3 2005.
Still, the company will offer its dual-core 64-bit chip code-named
Pricing information was not released. Actual server configurations to be determined by appropriate server makers.