Supermicro released a new motherboard that features support for Intel's 65-nm Core Duo 'Sossaman' server processors. These processors will be branded as the Xeon LV and they have a thermal design power of 31W.
The release of this motherboard might indicate that Intel will launch these chips quite soon.
Supermicro's boards, the X6DLP-4G2 and the X6DLP-EG2, are pitched at "space-constrained cluster environments", the company said. They're based on Intel's E7520 chipset, aka 'Lindenhurst', and can take up to 16GB of ECC DDR 2 SDRAM. They have Gigabit Ethernet on board, and dual-mode "universal" PCI-X/PCI Express slots.
The boards take two processors, providing a four-way system. The 65nm Xeon LV is clocked at 2GHz and contains 2MB of L2 cache shared between its two cores. It incorporates Intel's Enhanced Speedstep Technology. Essentially, it's a 'Yonah' Core Duo/Pentium M validated for server use - indeed, with Supermicro boards turning up today in Japanese computer stores, according to a PCWatch report, a quick check reveals Windows system properties panel lists the part as a "Pentium M CPU 000 @ 2.00GHz".