Big Q's Tsunami chipset comes of AMD age

Multiprocessing systems to showcase at CeBIT

Influential German magazine c't is reporting that AMD will unveil protypes of a copper-interconnect Athlon, which will support multi-processing. According to the report, written by Andreas Stiller, and which can be found here, AMD will also show a chip which clocks at over 1GHz and has integrated level two Thunderbird cache at massive German trade show CeBIT next week. Intel, on the other hand, will use the occasion to further develop its plans for the Itanium-Merced microprocessor, which it is expected to disclose further details on at this week's Developer Forum. According to Stiller, Intel is also expected to disclose further details of StrongARM in a 64-bit recension at CeBIT. The Tsunami chipset which will support multiprocessing was originally designed for Compaq's Alpha microprocessor. ®

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