Intel Nehalem heads to servers

Posted on Monday, Mar 30 2009 @ 19:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET reports Intel has introduced its Nehalem-based Xeon server processors:
On Monday, Intel is rolling out new Nehalem-based Xeon models targeted at servers using up to two processors. Nehalem offers some important firsts for Intel, including an integrated memory controller for better performance, hyper-threading for up to 16 virtual cores (which improves multitasking), and Turbo Boost Technology, which dynamically increases the processor's frequency (speed), as needed.

The announcement will be anticlimactic to some extent. Apple has already announced a new Mac Pro using the Nehalem Xeon 3500 and 5500 processors and last month Intel discussed how Nehalem will be used in new "Willowbrook" servers in mega data centers.

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