Intel Corp. is expected to commercially launch its new Intel Xeon MP processor along with appropriate supporting core-logic in a week time, according to some sources. The move will enable Intel’s products to compete feature-wise with rival Advanced Micro Devices, who has been offering x86 64-bit processors for multiprocessor servers for little bit less than two years now.
As expected, Intel’s new multiprocessor platform, which is referred as Trueland, will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2005. The introduction is expected for the 29th of March, Techworld.com web-site reported citing sources close to the company.
According to earlier released details of the roadmap, Santa Clara, California-based Intel Corp. plans to introduce its first 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MP processor-based platform with up to 8 MB of a third-level “L3” cache memory reservoir, codenamed “
Intel Corp. is projected to release its highly-anticipated Intel Xeon multiprocessing unit (MPU) code-named
The platforms and chipsets that will support the new 64-bit Intel Xeon processors MP, previously known as Twin Castle, are architected for dual-core chips and feature several enhancements, including a faster 667MHz system bus, support for PCI Express and PC2-3200 (DDR2 400MHz) memory as well as Demand-Based Switching with Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology. Intel said
A slide from Intel Corp.’s roadmap that was accidentally leaked by the company itself on its web-site indicated that Intel’s Xeon processor family for multiprocessor (MP) applications would be updated already 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. It is now said that
Representatives for Intel Corp. did not comment on the story.