Tag Archives: processor

Massive cache for 8-core processor designed for high performance, low power and high yield

Intel recently described a 24MB 24-way set associative 8-ported 3rd level cache for an upcoming 8-core Intel® Xeon® Processor with design emphasis on high density, low power and design reuse. It features a 0.3816 ?m2 bit cell in a 45nm … Read more >

Earthquake proof your code!

So, my first PR mentor taught me to start replies with the word ‘So’. This gives you valuable micro-seconds to compile a sophisticated and accurate reply to the daisy-cutter question just lobbed at you by the archetypal British reporter. Typically … Read more >

From Pentium Pro to Nehalem: The Story of Transformation

Today, at our headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, we launched the most important Intel server product since 1995’s Intel® Pentium® Pro processor. In 1995, fewer than 750Ku servers based on Intel architecture were sold, representing only 10 percent … Read more >

Doing something amazing with your Intel processor? Tell Intel and Win Big!

Calling all innovators, educators, entertainers, communicators and creators – or anyone with a story to tell about their processor! Intel kicked off a cool contest today inviting creative people to tell their story about how they are using an Intel … Read more >

Intelligent Performance Inside Intel’s Core i7

I first met Stephen Gunther at an “Eco-Nehalem” briefing in San Francisco in October. He and his team are redefining what it means to be “power-wise” with the new processor design codenamed Nehalem, which will hit the market starting November … Read more >

A High-Five For High-K Reinvented Transistors

Today marks a major milestone: the one-year anniversary of shipping the world’s first ever Intel processors manufactured on our 45 nanometer process–based on an entirely new ‘high-k metal gate’ transistor formula. And what a year it has been for this … Read more >

Simultaneous Two-Way Multithreading, QuickPath Interconnect Part of Nehalem

From ExtremeTech: “Nehalem [...] will contain two to eight cores, a 4-instruction wide ISA, and two-way simultaneous multithreading. Notable additions include the QuickPath interconnect” More»

Intel Moves to Six Cores by 2H’08

From Computerworld: “Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group Inc., said moving beyond quad-core processors, which to date have been the high-water mark in the semiconductor industry, is a major step” More»