Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:20 UTC, submitted by Zespra
Intel Intel has launched its new line of quad-core Xeon products for the multi-processor server market. Its much-awaited Xeon MP 7300 server platform comprises the new 'Tigerton' quad-core Xeon 7300 series chip, as well as the 'Clarksboro' 7300 chipset.
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Intel is kickin' it
by SReilly on Wed 5th Sep 2007 19:08 UTC
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2006-12-28

...with 45 nanometer manufacturing, and 32 nanometer planned for 2009. Man, these guys don't mess around.

I hope AMD starts caching up. Barcelona is supposed to be out soon but man, are they lagging. At least AMD have a decent memory controller architecture.

Does anybody have any news on if/when Intel plans on integrating memory controllers on die?

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RE: Intel is kickin' it
by Marcellus on Wed 5th Sep 2007 19:30 UTC in reply to "Intel is kickin' it"
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RE[2]: Intel is kickin' it
by SReilly on Wed 5th Sep 2007 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Intel is kickin' it"
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2006-12-28

Thanks. That was a very interesting and informative read. It also answered my question very well.

I always wondered why Intel was still sticking with the front side bus and this article explains that very nicely.

I'm really looking forward to the family of CSI implementations and what kind of impact it will have on throughput. Guess I'll have to wait a few years more before seeing an implementation for the desktop.

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RE[2]: Intel is kickin' it
by Tuishimi on Thu 6th Sep 2007 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Intel is kickin' it"
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2005-07-06

"While Intelís platform engineers devised more and more creative ways to improve multiprocessor performance using the front-side bus, a highly scalable next generation interconnect was being jointly designed by engineers from teams across Intel and some of the former Alpha designers acquired from Compaq."

...I might add that those alpha engineers were acquired from DEC. ;)

It's a serious matter, how to transition to different technologies like that, when everyone is mired in FSB technology.

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I suppose XServe will see an update soon
by tyrione on Wed 5th Sep 2007 22:50 UTC
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2005-11-21

along with the next revision of the Mac Pro.

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Nope
by Wes Felter on Thu 6th Sep 2007 22:15 UTC in reply to "I suppose XServe will see an update soon"
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2005-11-15

Xserve and Mac Pro use Xeon DP 5xxx, not Xeon MP 7xxx.

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RE: Nope
by tyrione on Thu 6th Sep 2007 23:07 UTC in reply to "Nope"
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2005-11-21

Now.

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RE[2]: Nope
by Wes Felter on Thu 6th Sep 2007 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Nope"
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2005-11-15

I doubt Apple will start making 4-socket Macs since they'd be very expensive and few customers would benefit from them.

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i hope
by Redeeman on Wed 5th Sep 2007 22:59 UTC
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2006-03-23

that intel will soooon put the yorksfield into a store near me!

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