Some facts regarding Intel's plans to move to multicore processors. Intel believes that in 2006 all IA-32 servers will be multicore, over half of all performance clients will be multicore and that all Itaniums and server CPUs will be multicore. He also claims that Intel has the ability to turn on 64bit technology in their Prescotts as soon as Microsoft has finished their validation system. And probably Intel will migrate their Prescotts next year to the 65nm production process.
PAUL OTELLINI showed an interesting slide at the NY analyst meeting last night which shows how fast Intel hopes to move to multicore processors.
As we reported this morning, this is essentially the end of the road for the Pentium 4 Netburst technology.
Otellini said: "What's next is something more profound, moving our product line from logical to physical parallelism. Parallelism is computer speak for taking a serial of tasks and doing them together. You need parallelism in the hardware and operating systems and apps that are aware the machine can handle multiple threads".