Paul Ottelini, Intel's CEO, will present the company's next processor architecture during his keynote speech on August 23 at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.
The next-generation architecture is slated to arrive in the second half of 2006. Earlier this year, Otellini announced that Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest were the codenamed for Intel's next-gen of multi-core processors slated for introduction in late 2006.
The move would appear to be replacement for Intel’s Netburst architecture, the report said. Whereas Netburst was designed to allow the increase of clock frequency for a uniprocessor design, the next-generation architecture is expected to allow Intel to move smoothly up from two-way parallel processing, to highly parallel processing, as it moves through different manufacturing process nodes.
The conference will close with a discussions of Intel's 2015 Platform Initiative, an effort to develop self-managing and self-healing computer systems.