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Intel rounds out 64-bit mid-tier range

Antony Savvas

Intel is expanding its 64-bit range with a family of new processors for mid-tier enterprise servers.

Designed for use in servers with four or more processors, the new chip platform is codenamed Truland and includes 64-bit Intel Xeon multiprocessors and the Intel E8500 chipset.

Designed for dual-core technology, the chipset prepares customers for innovations such as Intel virtualisation technology, which allows users to run more than one operating system on the same platform, and other demanding applications.

For the first time in an multiprocessor server Intel has combined Intel Extended Memory 64, PCI Express, DDR2-400 memory and demand-based switching with enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology.

Intel said the features collectively helped to expand memory, increase server performance and improve server reliability.

The 64-bit Intel Xeon processor multiprocessor is designed for enterprise applications such as supply chain management, enterprise resource management, customer relationship management and SME databases.

Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Hitachi, IBM, NEC, Toshiba and Unisys are committed to bringing out platforms with the new processors and chipset.


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