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  (Source: Intel)
It's not the next drug, but it is Intel's next-generation ultra-high-end motherboard

Although this might be a little inconsequential to post in a blog, I just wanted to point out that Intel's next-generation Skulltrail replacement is technically on the roadmap for Q4 2008. 

It's name: Smackover.   This server motherboard, rebranded as a halo desktop product, will only compete at the ultra-high-end enthusiast segment -- a market AMD recently exited.

Also like Skulltrail, Smackover is essentially a server motherboard with overclocking abilities for the upcoming Nehalem processor, also slated for release in Q4 2008.  The board will use the Tylersburg server chipset with ICH10R. 

Intel designates its product codenames off various points of interest on U.S. maps.  Smackover, as it would happen, is actually a small town in Arkansas.  It had to be somewhere I suppose.

Intel guidance is light on details, though representatives (off the record) would confirm that the board features 3-channel DDR3 and an LGA1366 socket. 

Just remember friends, smack kills!


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when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By johnsonx on 12/4/2007 3:08:38 AM , Rating: 5
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Intel designates its product codenames off various points of interest on U.S. maps.


Then no doubt Nimrod, MN will get the next honors?

Speaking of that, not too far from Nimrod (well, ok, 30 miles or so), there's a road named 'Oink Joint Road'. Perhaps that's a better name for Nehalem's new interconnect?




RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Spivonious on 12/4/2007 9:01:50 AM , Rating: 3
Why not Intercourse, PA? Or perhaps Blue Ball, PA? No, maybe Bird-in-Hand, PA instead.

Yes these are all real places, and yes they are all within 30 minutes of me.


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Fenixgoon on 12/4/2007 10:03:51 AM , Rating: 2
don't forget, you need to go through Intercourse, PA to get to Paradise, PA! =)


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Michael Hoffman on 12/4/2007 6:47:54 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
don't forget, you need to go through Intercourse, PA to get to Paradise, PA! =)
You guys are too much! :)

Speaking of all these weird sounding places, I used to live in Paradise... :P


By BladeVenom on 12/5/2007 8:35:18 AM , Rating: 1
The best is F*cking Austria.


By LeviBeckerson (blog) on 12/6/2007 5:37:44 AM , Rating: 2
What is it with you following me around, Mike? I lived in Lancaster for about a year. That's pretty close to Intercourse and Paradise and Bird in Hand and Lititz... Etc etc.

Does this mean I have to move to SanFran soon? Eep.


By Spivonious on 12/7/2007 8:35:04 AM , Rating: 2
Heh, who knew there were so many Lancastrians here? I never thought of Lititz as a naughty town name though...


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Ratwar on 12/4/2007 11:40:57 AM , Rating: 2
Or Cummings, GA...


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By johnsonx on 12/4/2007 12:41:04 PM , Rating: 2
oh, yeah, lol, I've actually been to Cummings too!


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Clauzii on 12/4/2007 7:27:50 PM , Rating: 2
What's in Cummings besides a lot of Cummings?


By jtemplin on 12/6/2007 1:54:04 AM , Rating: 2
An absence of goings? ; )


By Hawkido on 12/7/2007 11:16:55 AM , Rating: 2
Well, there are more interestingly named places in Arkansas.

How about Toad Suck or just plain Weiner?


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By NicePants42 on 12/4/2007 11:09:03 AM , Rating: 3
While I'd be first in line to purchase a brand new motherboard based on the new Beaverlick (KY), Ballville (OH), Dyckesville (WI) or Bloody Dick (MT) platform, what I'd really like is for someone in the UK to start making chips. Then we'd have beauties like:

Titty Ho
Nether Wallop
Cocktown
Shitlingthorpe


*All humor courtesy of http://www.dribbleglass.com/Jokes/town-names.htm


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By Clauzii on 12/4/2007 7:45:30 PM , Rating: 2
One more then:

Beaver Mills, Alabama. Happy place to be ;)


By DM0407 on 12/5/2007 1:31:20 PM , Rating: 2
How about:
Mianus CT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mianus,_Connecticut

Maybe that should have been the K10 designation...


By Misty Dingos on 12/4/2007 11:57:22 AM , Rating: 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_Lick,_North_Ca...

I live down the road from Lizard Lick. Now that is the name for a chipset/motherboard.


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By PontifexMaximus on 12/4/2007 1:07:45 PM , Rating: 3
If you're speaking of MN, then one needs to include towns like Fertile, Climax, or Moorhead. There once was a tragic newspaper headline that read: "Fertile woman dies in Climax on her way to Moorhead."

Yep, geographically, at least, it's possible.


By Clauzii on 12/4/2007 7:29:29 PM , Rating: 2
ROFL :)


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By johnsonx on 12/4/2007 10:40:37 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, that's funny. I've heard of Moorhead (though I never read it *that* way), but Fertile and Climax are new ones to me. I'm not from Minnesota, just visit there yearly; my in-laws have a house on a lake in nw MN. I always get a laugh when we drive past the turnoffs to Nimrod and Oink Joint Road (off the 74 just north of Wadena).


RE: when is the Nimrod platform coming out?
By johnsonx on 12/4/2007 10:49:45 PM , Rating: 2
the magic of Google:

http://www.celestialmonochord.org/2007/07/oink-joi...

That's probably a photo of the sign for the other end of the road, as he describes it as being off the 10 past Wadena; I've never been past Wadena on the 10, I always see the sign off the 74 north.

I don't know any more about the road than that guy does, but a hog farm was also my guess. Now if it were somewhere in the South, perhaps the road would lead to an awesome BBQ rib place called the Oink Joint.

What was the topic of the article I'm supposed to be commenting on again? Clearly I've forgotten.


By therealnickdanger on 12/4/2007 11:18:27 PM , Rating: 2
You guys gotta stop making fun of my state!


"The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing" -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke

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