DigiTimes interviewed Boyd Davis, Intel's general manager of server platform group marketing.
Q: What was the main factor that caused Intel to bring its 45nm Harpertown server processor forward to this year?
A: Intel's product launch is directed by the demand of clients, which has nothing to do with the competition in the market. Currently, product development is almost complete therefore it is natural for the company to launch the Harpertown processor ahead of schedule. The company expects to mass produce the processor in the fourth quarter this year.