Intel and Sun Launch Six-Core Xeons

Inside HPC points us to this story on Intel’s new six-core Xeon chips:
“Intel, today, launched its latest silicon geared toward the server market, the Xeon 7400 series. The latest Xeon line is based on Intel’s 45 nm High-k technology made famous in their previous Xeon release. So what makes the 7400 series special? It sports up to six-cores and 16MB of shared cache. According to the folks at Intel, the 7400 series will scale up to 16 sockets per board, bringing the density total up to 96 cores. Bins will be available all the way up to 2.66Ghz and power levels as low as 50watts. [The six core model is rumored to chew a minimum of 65 watts].
“With new features such as additional cores, large shared caches and advanced virtualization technologies, the Xeon 7400 series delivers record-breaking performance that will lead enterprises into the next wave of virtualization deployments,” trumpeted Tom Kilroy, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.
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Ed. Note: Sun has also announced rack-mount and blade servers based on this new Xeon platform.

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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