Intel's corporate and enterprise roadmap

Posted on Monday, September 12 2005 @ 23:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech dedicated an article to Intel's Q3 2005 processor and chipset roadmap for enterprises.
If I were running a medium-sized or larger business, as much as I would like to have faster systems, taking the time to hand-build that many PCs is simply not making good use of time. Businesses normally want identical PCs (in order to simplify support), they want better warranties, they want one point of contact, and they want all of the systems assembled and delivered in a relatively short time frame. Higher performance that might enable employees to play games would actually be a bad thing, so sticking with an integrated graphics solution unless something faster is required would be a good idea. Finally, businesses don't want some fly-by-night shop to disappear after building the systems, leaving them to deal with problems on their own.
Check out the full article at AnandTech.

Oh and here's a quite handy reference table listing some of Intel's current and upcoming technologies:

Intel Technology Glossary
Feature Description
Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) Improves CPU utilization by processing two software threads on one core.
64-bit computing / Intel EM64T 64-bit computing and related instructions.
Demand Based Switching (DBS) with EIST Enables server/workstation platform to go into reduced power state during periods of low use.
PCI Express Next generation serial I/O technology offering scalable bandwidth up to 8 Gigabits/Second.
DDR2 Memory Enables faster memory and increased memory bandwidth at lower power compared to DDR.
Dual Core Improves processor throughput by increasing CPU resources.
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT) Platform level I/O acceleration based on improvements in the Processor; MCH and LAN (ESB2 or NIC).
FBD (Fully Buffered DIMM) Memory Next generation memory technology that uses DDR2 DRAMS in a serial point-to-point interconnect.
Intel Active Management Technology (IAMT) System state-independent access to management functions and asset data.
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) Hardware enhancements to the processor enabling Improved virtualization solutions.
Pellston Certain cache errors can be handled without restarting the system.
Foxton Enables CPU to operate at increased frequency when CPU power is below specified max levels.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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