Feeds

Intel shoves dual-core Xeon MP out the door

AMD's lead shrinks a tad

High performance access to file storage

Intel has again pushed ahead with being behind on the dual-core server processor front. The chipmaker today said its dual-core Xeon intended for servers with four or more processors has started shipping today, instead of in early 2006 as originally planned. This puts Intel just about seven months behind AMD, which shipped its dual-core, four-way+ Opteron in April.

The "Paxville MP" processor has been given the name Dual-Core Xeon processor 7000 and ships at up to 3.0GHz with a 667MHz front side bus. Early next year, Intel plans to sell a chipset with an 800MHz front side bus.

Intel also revealed that it plans to ship the Xeon MP chip code-named Tulsa in the second half of 2006 with the product being built on a 65nm process. The dual-core chip will have a 16MB L3 cache and will slot into the same systems that use the Xeon processor 7000.

The news comes one week after Intel admitted that its four-core Whitefield chip had been killed and replaced by Tigerton. The Tigerton chip will work with the new Caneland platform and include support for fully-buffered DIMMs. It will also have four memory interconnects instead of a shared bus. This technology is intended to compete with AMD's direct connect and hypertransport technology, although few analysts believe Intel can challenge its rival in pure performance.

The 3.0GHz Xeon processor 7040 will cost an astonishing $3,157 in large quantities. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.