Intel told its OEM partners that a quad-core Clovertown server processor will be launched in the first quarter of next year, The Inquirer reports.
The Clovertown CPU will be used both in the Bensley server and in the Glidewell workstation line.
The firm said that it will introduce "Woodcrest" 5100 server processors in the third quarter, as we expected. But it will also add Conroe processors to its uniprocessor road map as well. And around the middle of this year, Intel will introduce an "ultra dense" Itanium 9000 "Montecito" line.
Intel is deploying the Itanium 2s as RISC or mainframe replacements, and as HPC (high performance computing) microprocessors. As it introduces the 9050, the 9040 and the 8020, it will begin to phase out the previous "Madison" family, apart from 1.60GHz 3MB CPUs, which will live on for quite a few quarters.
For the enterprise MP market the company is preparing the Tulsa, which features 16MB L3 cache and will be available with a 667MHz or 800MHz FSB. The Tulsa should be available by the end of the third or the beginning of the fourth quarter.