Nuovi Xeon all'IDF
Con la seguente press release Intel ha ufficialmente annunciato le nuove cpu Xeon Socket 603, basate su processo produttivo a 0.13 micron e dotate di 512 Kbytes di cache L2:
New Intel® Xeon™ Server Processors And Chipset Boost System Performance Up To 80 PercentFonte: Anandtech.com.
First Two-Way Server Platform Featuring Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® NetBurst™ Microarchitecture
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2002 - Intel Corporation today announced the first Intel® Xeon™ processor for servers featuring Hyper-Threading technology and the Intel® Netburst™ microarchitecture. The company also introduced the Intel® E7500 chipset. The new server platform can boost system performance for two-way systems by up to 80 percent versus existing Intel-based platforms.** Available at frequencies of 2.2, 2 and 1.8 GHz, the Intel Xeon processor family will be the foundation of two-way servers for years to come.
"Our continued efforts to enhance our products year after year will keep Xeon processor-based platforms at the top of the line in terms of scalability, performance, and value," said Mike Fister, senior vice president and general manager for Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group. "The Intel Xeon processor family and the E7500 chipset showcase Intel-based server technology and innovation at its best."
A number of manufacturers worldwide -- including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett Packard, IBM and NEC -- are expected to ship platforms based on the new processor in the next few months, targeting the rapidly growing "front-end" and general purpose server segments.
The Intel Xeon processor for dual-processing servers offers users several new system performance boosts, with the Intel Netburst microarchitecture on Intel's 0.13-micron manufacturing process, Hyper-Threading technology, a larger (512 KB) level two cache size and the E7500 server chipset.
The Intel E7500 chipset supports DDR memory technology and is optimized for the Intel Xeon processor. The first in a family of Intel-based volume server chipsets, the E7500 enables twice the memory bandwidth over legacy SDRAM platforms. The new chipset will accelerate memory access to increase platform performance and deliver new levels of performance for I/O intensive server applications.
Front-end or general-purpose Internet servers, featuring one or two processors, are increasingly popular for companies conducting e-Business. Reliable and affordable Intel-based servers address the infrastructure trend of "scaling out," where companies and service providers quickly deploy more servers to accommodate growth in server workloads. According to International Data Corporation, 92 percent of all deployed front-end servers, as measured by uni processor and dual processor server unit shipments, are based on Intel architecture in third quarter of 2001.***