Intel's Xeon 5500 processor has made a big splash in the server world as the major manufacturers each have their own brands featuring the 45nm Nehalem architecture. But which one is best?
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This is a well-built workstation with quad-core power to spare, although it could do with more storage options.
Hot off the press from our Shanghai correspondent at IDF — a picture of Nehalem, Intel's next-generation processor:Pressed into Rupert Goodwins' eager hands literally minutes ago, this chip represents the 'tock' part of Intel's 'tick-tock' development cycle, building a new and improved architecture on top of the 45nm fabrication process introduced last year with the Penryn chips.Rupert's keyboard seems to bear a few battle scars too — more from our man at IDF later.
Intel not only showed off its next generation 45nm Penryn processors at Intel fall IDF 2007 during CEO Paul Otellini keynote, they showed a three-week old second generation 45nm Nehalem processor running Windows XP.
Three weeks before Intel's fall IDF (Intel Developer Forum), analyst David Kanter of Real World Technologies has compiled and released a detailed paper of Intel's next CPU memory architecture called CSI (Common System Interconnect). CSI (which Intel will market under the name "QuickPath") is the memory architecture that the second generation 45nm CPU "Nehalem" being released late next year.
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