Intel may not release its upcoming Nehalem EX line of Xeon chips for servers that have four or more processors until early next year, an Intel executive said.
“What you’ll get at the beginning of next year — late this year or the beginning of next year — will be the push into the four-socket, eight-socket, and above space,” said Shannon Poulin, Xeon platform director in Intel’s Server Products Group, discussing the Nehalem EX release schedule during an interview.
Nehalem EX is Intel’s next-generation line of x86 server chips designed for servers with four or more processors. They are expected to have up to eight cores on a single chip, in addition to an on-chip memory controller and support for Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect technology, which greatly increases memory bandwidth.
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