Intel has launched its new dual-core Intel Xeon 7100 series chips, previously codenamed “Tulsa”.
The launch marks the latest round of Intel’s battle with rival chip manufacturer AMD, which has seen a stream of tit for tat product announcements and price cutting by both firms.
Intel’s new range of eight chips is designed for multi-processor servers handling enterprise applications. The 7100 series processors have more than 1.3 billion transistors and 16Mbytes of shared cache, and incorporate Intel’s virtualisation technology.
Intel said the new processors offered up to twice the performance, and nearly three times the performance-per-watt of its previous Xeon MP range.
Servers based on the dual-core Xeon 7100 series processors were expected to be available from more than 40 system manufacturers, the chip manufacturer said.
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