At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco yesterday, Intel President Paul Otellini provided further details of the chip giant's plans to bring multicore processors to servers and desktop PCs, starting with a dual-core server chip in the second half of next year. With rival AMD planning to release dual-core versions of its Opteron server processor by the middle of next year, software companies are struggling with the licensing ramifications of multicore processors. Should a dual-core chip count as one, two or more processors when tallying software licensing charges? Meanwhile, an Intel executive admitted Tuesday that the company's high-end Itanium family still isn't living up to expectations.
In addition, Intel showed the first samples of a chip for WiMax equipment. Code-named Rosedale,the chip is the first generation of the technology and will do last-mile fixed access to the home, according to Intel officials.
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