Monday, February 4th 2008

Intel Unveils Tukwila Itanium Processor

During the International Solid State Circuits Conference this week, Intel is set to unveil a range of new technologies, including the low-power Silverthorne and a new two-billion transistor, quad-core Itanium microprocessor codenamed Tukwila. The first version of Tukwila is expected to arrive in the second half of this year, and will replace Intel's previous dual-core sever chip, the 9100 series codenamed Montvale. The Montvale was based on Intel's 90nm process, while the Tukwila is based on a 45nm process. The Tukwila processor is expected to have 30MB of cache, along with Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) features including a circuit design that has been hardened to resist soft errors - which reduces the probability of a system crash. Like its predecessor, the new Tukwila Itanium processor will be aimed at the enterprise and server space. Intel's successor from the Tukwila, the "Poulson" is expected sometime between 2010 and 2011.Source: ZDNet Australia
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6 Comments on Intel Unveils Tukwila Itanium Processor

Stay with the damn penryns...

Release the Q9450 and then I'll look at these new Tukwikolakakahekeasoowa things.
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30MB cache!

superpi fanatics might want one of these, lol.
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MikeJeng said:
Stay with the damn penryns...

Release the Q9450 and then I'll look at these new Tukwikolakakahekeasoowa things.
This is a completely different market, not even x86. You won't be looking at these "Tukwikolakakahekeasoowa things" because they won't run your fancy games decently and you can't afford them. These chips are aimed and specific high end markets. Often databases and clusters.
On the bright side, there is Windows for IA64 available and they can emulate x86.
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Graphical Hacker
Yeah this is like a $2000 chip or something so no one will buy it... just for servers like all the other itaniums.
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I always believed the Itanium architecture didn't deserve to die, thankfully it didn't. This could go well into high-density clusters and maybe the power-bricks of super-computers? *nix coders/enthusiasts would be 'elated'.

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von kain
30 mb cache ?? well if intel make something after that it will be a cpu with ssd on it???? :wtf:
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