Intel plans to introduce its first eight-core Xeon processor and explain more details about its specification and technology. It will be held at International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) at San Francisco next month (February 9th).
The processor is to be likely the Nehalem EP processor, a 16-thread Xeon processor manufactured with a 45-nanometer process, which is designed for dual-socket workstations and servers.
As the other Nehalem processors architecture, Nehalem EP processors will use Intel’s Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) technology and enhanced with integrated memory controller, which have the capability to speed up overall computer performance by replacing front-side bus that allows more data flow between other components and the processors.
Nehalem EP processor is expected to be released in early 2009.
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