Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/07/12/the_intel_roadmap_according/

The Intel roadmap, according to Intel

What are Internet SIMD extensions when they're at home?

By Mike Magee

Posted in Business, 12th July 1999 07:25 GMT

As we speculate, talk to Intel OEMs and distributors, and pick up information from the world and its dog, let us never forget that Chipzilla does disclose some elements of its future. So, then, take a decko at this page to see how Intel sees its roadmap developing during the second half of this year and the first half of next year. The mid to high end workstation market is particularly interesting, because we see that Intel will introduce what it describes as Internet Streaming SIMD instructions. It says a Profusion eight way chipset is "on target" in Q3. The Internet SIMD instructions are just another name for the SIMD instructions, but with that extra Intel spinology. Merced is not mentioned for the first half of next year because that is due in mid-2000, which starts after the end of June, according to Intel. And .18 micron technology for all of the platforms is not very far away, according to this official Intel page. In the first half of next year, we will see 700MHz .18 micron Xeons and desktops. We'll return to this roadmap later on today... ®