The business platform is the first to incorporate Intel's Active Management technology which will allow administrators to remotely monitor and manage PCs via a network, even if they have crashed or are turned off. Intel says the platform will make systems easier to install and maintain. For example, with Intel AMT businesses will be able to install security patches or diagnose problems regardless of the status of the computer.
Intel's 945G chipset
The Intel Professional Business Platform is part of the Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) and delivers a complete package of advanced Intel technologies. Under Intel SIPP, the hardware and driver image of the platform will not change for at least 12 months from the start date of the program. This is particularly important to IT managers because it can help reduce the number of PC configurations they have to validate, therefore significantly reducing the cost and complexity of maintaining their desktop systems and the need to deploy new applications or security patches.
The Pentium 4 670 runs at 3.8GHz and has a 2MB L2 cache and 800MHz FSB. It isn't a dual-core processor but it does support Hyper-Theading and EM64T. The 670 is made on 90nm and has a Thermal Design Power of 115W. Another new feature is Intel SpeedStep for quieter and more energy-efficient systems.
Also, for the enterprise, Intel expects its next-generation single-processor server platform, based on the Intel chipset codenamed “Mukilteo,” to be available this summer for improved responsiveness in multi-threaded applications for entry-level servers that are dependable, and easy to deploy and manage. The chipset can be paired with either the Intel Pentium D processor or an Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT Technology.
The Pentium 4 670 is available for $851 in 1,000 unit quantities and the Intel 945G and 945P Express Chipsets are priced at US$42 and US$38 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.