Intel Talks Quad-Core Processors for Desktops and Servers
March 8, 2006 3:45 PM
comment(s) - last by
Intel's Kentsfield CPU (top) will be the first quad core desktop chip, Clovertown will be the server equivalent - Courtesy AnandTech.com
According to Intel, it says quad-core for desktops will be ready by 2007
IDF is definitely showcasing a host of exciting technologies, but today Intel showed details of some very interesting technology in regards to where servers and desktops will be heading in 2007. According to company slides, Intel expects to be shipping multi-core Xeon processors based on the Montecito core by mid-year 2006. Targeting the MP segment, Intel's next-generation Tulsa processor will be manufactured using 65nm fabrication technology with large 16MB caches.
For the desktop segment, Intel indicated that Kentsfield will be the first quad-core processor and will be released in Q1 of 2007 after Conroe. During mid-year 2006, Intel will introduce its Bridge Creek platform but it did not indicate whether or not it will be Kentsfield ready. Recently, AMD also indicated that it will be introducing quad-core processors in 2007 for the server segment, but did not talk about the desktop space. According to Intel slides, Kentsfield will be focused on immediately after Conroe.
Intel indicated that quad-core processors will only be needed for the very highest-end desktops. Corporate users and enterprise level productivity software will also be a target for Kentsfield. Tigerton, Intel's quad-core MP processor, will also be released in early 2007.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Is Super Glue included ?
3/12/2006 9:02:10 PM
Your first false assumtion is that both L2 caches must always be coherent. They only must be cohent for data that resides in both caches - in other words in threads that sharing resource amomgst the cores. Independent threads do not need their written data sent to the other cache.
We can go on and on about other things, such as how all memory writes must transverse the FSB anyway and we really don't have any idea what - if any - impact cache updates have.
So we will just wait and see in a few months.
RE: Is Super Glue included ?
3/15/2006 8:47:45 AM
Your first false assumtion is that both L2 caches must always be coherent
I don't think I made that assumption...
I'll quote from a white paper done at Berkely:
"Not surprisingly, we find that caches are effective at reducing the processor traffic to memory. We observe improvements in L2 cache miss rates for L2 cache sizes up to 1 MB, the largest available for this processor. While larger caches are effective, this benefit is not without con-sequences. Coherence traffic, in the form of cache misses to dirty data in other processors’ caches, increases as caches get bigger, and as the number of processors increases. We find that the exclusive state of the four-state MESI cache coherence protocol is under-utilized for multi-processor configurations, and could likely be omitted in favor of a simpler three-state protocol. Finally, multipro-cessor scaling of this workload is good, but even modest memory system utilization degrades application memory latency, limiting database throughput..."
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Apple Offers Refurbished 5K Retina iMacs for $2,119 Online
January 16, 2015, 12:37 PM
SanDisk Unveils Pricey iXpand USB 2.0/Lightning Drive to Expand iPhone, iPad Storage
November 13, 2014, 2:29 PM
HP's 15.6" Omen Gaming Laptop is Incredibly Thin, Powerful
November 4, 2014, 10:34 AM
Tim Cook Touts Apple’s Product Portfolio, Performance in Letter to Employees
October 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
Lenovo Once Again The Top Global PC Maker, Apple Takes 50% of PC Profits
October 9, 2014, 7:46 AM
It’s Official: HP to Split Into Two Business Units
October 6, 2014, 8:14 AM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft Shows Off Latest Windows 10 Build, Preps it for Next Week Release
January 21, 2015, 2:57 PM
Under the Hood: How DirectX 11.3 and 12 Will Supercharge Windows 10 Gaming
January 23, 2015, 12:34 PM
BlackBerry CEO Claims Devs are Violating Net Neutrality by Not Supporting BB10
January 22, 2015, 4:37 PM
Report: Samsung Drops Snapdragon 810 From Galaxy S6, Will Use Its Own Chips
January 21, 2015, 1:47 PM
Will Google Become America's Fifth Major Carrier?
January 22, 2015, 12:42 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information