Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Opera VPN App For Android Released
Microsoft Provides Glimpse Of 24-core Processor For HoloLens
Nvidia Unveils Parker, The Latest SOC For Autonomous Vehicles
Toshiba to Implement Eyefi Connected Features in Next FlashAir SD Cards
LG Unveils New Bluetooth Portable Speakers
Android 7.0 Nougat Released For Nexus Devices And LG V20
Sony To Launch Two New PS4 Models Next Month
Samsung To Announce Refurbished Smartphone Program
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel's...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Intel's dual-core Xeon due in 2006


Intel's first dual-core Xeon processor is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2006.

This means that a competing chip from rival Advanced Micro Devices will likely arrive several months earlier.

Intel had said in September that dual-core processors for desktop, laptop and server computers would arrive in 2005. However, it now appears that the only dual-core server chips coming from the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company will be a "Montecito" member of the Itanium family, not a member of the vastly more widespread x86 family that includes Xeon.

Specifically, Intel will release a dual-core, dual-processor model in the first quarter of 2006, said Richard Dracott, general manager of marketing and planning for Intel's enterprise platforms group. Later that year, Intel will release another model with power-saving features geared for the confined quarters of thin rack-mounted servers and thinner blade servers, he said.

Though Intel won't beat out its rival, the timing is reasonable, said Insight64 analyst Nathan Brookwood. "It's a little behind where AMD would be, but it's definitely in the ballpark," he said.

AMD's dual-core Opteron is due in mid-2005. AMD previously competed with Intel only in the PC market, but AMD has opened a new front in the war by convincing Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems to sell Opteron servers.

Intel has the capacity to make a fast move to multiple cores, Dracott said. "We'll be able to ramp it across our product lines at a very, very fast rate," he said.

Dual-core chips combine two processing engines, or cores, onto a single slice of silicon. The technique means a single chip can get more work done, but it's best suited for servers whose software is more likely to be able to employ multiple simultaneous instruction sequences. Indeed, the first dual-core chips on the market are for servers from IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.

Although Intel is working to spread dual-core technology across its chip families, the company argues the shift is a "sea change," not a race. But the technology is becoming more widespread; Microsoft is expected to announce on Tuesday how it's reconciling current processor-based software pricing with dual-core technology.

The dual-core Xeon will use a new chipset that replaces the Lindenhurst chipset in today's Xeon servers, Dracott said.

Intel has a separate MP line of Xeon processors for servers employing four or more processors. The company will lay the multicore Xeon MP foundation in the spring of 2005 with a new chipset called Twin Castle, though the first chips to use it will be single-core models, Dracott said. Those chips are code-named Cranford and Potomac.

In the first half of 2006, the first dual-core member of the Xeon MP family is scheduled to arrive, followed by faster successors in the second half, he said. That chip is code-named Tulsa; previously Intel had said only that it would arrive in 2005 or 2006.

Then, in 2007, the first multicore member of the Xeon MP family will arrive, code-named Whitefield. Dracott wouldn't specify whether it would have two or more cores.

Intel already made a change to its processors, called HyperThreading, which allows a single chip to act somewhat like two and therefore make a dual-core chip look like four conventional processors.

Louis Burns, co-general manager of the Intel desktop products group, said in October that Intel will likely keep HyperThreading for its dual-core server chips.

Most server applications and operating systems are already tuned to work on multiple processors. Burns, however, declined to comment on whether HyperThreading would live on in desktops when dual-core chips arrive.

From News.com



Previous
Next
Intel whacks mobile chip prices        All News        Primax Electronics exits digital-camera business, reduces LCOS optical-engine output
MSI's latest motherboards to support AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 and AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Processors     PC Parts News      No price cuts for Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 CPUs before year-end

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel to Accelerate Altera, Autonomous Driving
AMD Says Zen Procedssors Are Close, Outlines New Features
Nvidia Says Intel Is Misleading With Outdated Deep Learning Benchmarks
Intel Says USB-C Audio Could Kill Traditional Headphone Jacks
2016 IDF: From Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence to 5G
IDF: Intel Talks About Upcoming Kaby Lake Processors And Optane SSDs
Intel To Produce 10nm ARM-based Chips LG, Others
Intel Developer Forum 2016 Report
AMD Downgrades ARM Strategy For Servers
Samsung, TSMC And Intel Set To Expand Their Chip Production Capacities In 2H
Intel Recalls Basis Peak Fitness Watches
AMD Radeon RX 470 And RX 460 Are Shipping in Early August

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .