Intel to launch new quad-core processor

Intel Corporation, the world's biggest chipmaker, will launch its latest quad-core Xeon processor here Thursday.

Intel to launch new quad-core processor
Intel Corporation, the world's biggest chipmaker, will launch its latest quad-core Xeon processor here Thursday.

The chip-based server platform in the 7300 series has been code-named 'Tigerton' for the processor and 'Clarkboro' for the chipset with data traffic optimisation. Earlier, the platform was known as Caneland.

'A real OEM quad-core MP (multi-processor) platform was first demonstrated in October last year, with two real-world applications at 2.66Ghz. Sun Microsystems and HP (Hewlett & Packard) were the first two partners for the beta testing,' an Intel India spokesperson told IANS here.

The Caneland-based platform will be compatible with 45 nm (nano metre) next-generation Intel core-based processors to be released in 2008.

The new chip went from design to production in record time, making it the fastest multi-processor schedule in the chip firm's history.

'The core micro-architecture introduced a year ago brought energy-efficient performance leadership for us in volume servers. We built on that lead by introducing quad-core into the volume line in November last,' the official recalled.

Intel was the first to ship production volumes of quad-core MP platforms with the Xeon processor 7300 series and Intel 7300 chipset to OEM customers in June. The company also began shipping seed systems to end-users for their pre-qualifications.

The previous Xeon processor was based on the 7100 series, code-named Tulsa.

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