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Core Processors and Turbo Mode processors from Intel

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Pat Gelsinger of Intel , in his Intel Developer Forum keynote, detailed the roadmap for Intel’s continued march toward persistent, high performance and power efficient computing. The senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group discussed new features of Intel’s next-generation processor family that include a turbo mode. The turbo mode shifts the processor into a higher gear for good performance.

The Intel’s first desktop PC chip was branded as Intel Core i7 processor and initial energy-efficient, high-performance server products (codenamed Nehalem-EP) were the first to be produced. Intel is also planning to manufacture a second server derivative designed for the expandable sever market (Nehalem-EX) and desktop (Havendale and Lynnfield) and mobile (Auburndale and Clarksfield) client versions in the second half of 2009.

The engineers of Intel have put together a processing family that include a large amount of processor featuring quick centred on computer performance and energy efficiency.

The Core microarchitecture also features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and delivers up to 8-threaded performance capability on four cores in the initial versions and memory bandwidth to the QuickPath Interconnect. QuickPath is a technology that connects the processors, chipsets and memory together. It provides up to three times the memory bandwidth of previous generation Core microarchitecture solutions.

The Intel Xeon processor X7460 comes with six cores and 16MB L3 cache for expandable servers. An 8-socket IBM System x 3950 M2 server was the first platform to break the 1 million-tpmC barrier on the TPC-C benchmark. New 4-Socket performance records include TPC-C on HP Proliant DL580 G5, TPC-E on Dell PowerEdge R900, SPECjbb 2005 on Sun Fire X4450 and SPECint rate2006 on Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY RX600 S4.

Gelsinger also discussed Intel’s Intel Architecture (IA) based design, codenamed Larrabee. This product, based on Larrabee, will target the personal computer graphics market; support DirectX and OpenGL and run modern games and programmes.

The executive of Intel also outlined Intel’s vision for its next wave of the Internet, called the Embedded Internet. The embedded computing space such as IP networking and security, video intelligence, medical, in-vehicle infotainment and home automation are benefited from this Internet connectivity.

Showing the breadth and health of Intel’s processors, David (Dadi) Perlmutter, executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Mobility Group demonstrated the first laptop platform code named as Calpella.

Calpella allows a person to compute on the go by giving the users a computing visual experience for manageability and security, enhanced turbo mode features and evolutionary power management for notebooks. It is all about dramatic mobile performance without compromise.

The recent Intel Centrino 2 launch for notebook PCs from Intel is the first mobile-focused quad-core laptop workstation, the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor.

The second-generation dual-core mobile processors were also introduced by Intel for increased ultra thin and light notebook PCs.

David (Dadi) Perlmutter also outlined the upcoming mobile platform enhancements that included the Intel high performance SATA solid-state drive product line for quick system responsiveness, lower power consumption and rugged, reliable operation. Intel anti-theft technology features an intelligent hardware-based detection and response mechanism that enables the IT managers and service providers to disable the platform and access to data in case of loss or theft.

WiMAX 4G networks were connecting the plethora of mobile platforms and devices within the United States. More than 400 WiMAX trials and networks have been extended according to the richness of the mobility experience. Perlmutter also announced that Dell have joined other computer-makers such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Panasonic and Toshiba as publicly committing to include the Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5050 Series module to laptop product lines.

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