DigiTimes reports the server processor market is gearing up for 65nm production. Intel has a 65nm Tukwila Xeon for 2008, Sun is preparing 65nm chips and also IBM is migrating its Power 6 server CPUs to a 65nm process:
Sun was recently in Taiwan for the local launch of its new server line, which features the UltraSPARC T1 and SPARC64-VI server processors. According to Gary Beck, vice president, integrated products group, Sun Microsystems, Sun plans to push the UltraSPARC T1-based server into the web services market, while the SPARC64-VI-based server, whose processor was jointly developed with Fujitsu, will target the database market.
Although the company is still producing on a 90nm process, Sun is gearing up for 65nm and related products should be in the market this year.
Intel, in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard (HP), also plans to migrate to 65nm production for its new Itanium 2 server processors. Intel will first launch the 90nm server processor (Montvale) at the end of this year, and then release the 65nm server processor (Tukwila) in the second half of 2008.