Current non-x86 Itanium 2 servers are to be replaced by the new Boxboro MC platform, while high-end 1- and 2-way server platforms, Bensley and Garlow, will be replaced by the Tylersburg EP platform. Bensley-VS, Cranberry Lake and the new Tylersburg EN platforms will take over the mid-range and entry-level 2-way server market together, according to the sources.
Intel will continue to adopt the Caneland platform for its 4-way server market while the Tylersburg series will dominate the company's 1- and 2-way server and workstation markets. In addition, Intel plans to also separate Tylersburg into four different lines codenamed MC, EX, EP and EN to indicate their advantages over different fields. MC indicates Mission Critical, EX indicates Expandable, EP indicates Efficient Performance and EN indicates Entry, noted the sources.
With Intel to push new platforms in the second half of 2008, AMD, IBM and Sun Microsystems could also be forced to start planning new platform strategies, added the sources.
Intel pushes new server platform in Q2 2008
Posted on Thursday, Jul 26 2007 @ 03:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck