Intel preparing Centrino-like platform for businesses

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 29 2005 @ 22:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel will launch a new corporate desktop platform next year, after Centrino and Viiv.

A brandname isn't available yet but it will be based on Intel's 'Averill' platform. Averill uses Intel's 965 Broadwater chipset and also the 946 and 963 chipsets. The platform will feature 65nm dual- and single-core Pentium D and Pentium 4 6xx processors along with the company's next-generation 'Nineveh' Gigabit Ethernet controller.

The Broadwater chipset will be launched in Q2 2006 and the new Averill-based platform will be launched soon after.
The platform will support Intel's Active Management Technology, its enterprise-oriented remote-control system, along with 'LaGrande', the company's upcoming Trusted Computing security sub-system, and Virtualization Technology.

Intel re-organised its corporate structure around platforms in January 2005. Since then it has announced a number of corporate and consumer desktop platforms, but none has yet come to market as a Centrino-style branded bundle. Indeed, to date, Intel has studiously avoided suggesting any of its more enterprise-oriented platforms will ship as branded entities.
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