Intel on Monday unveiled the Itanium 9300 processor, which had been code-named 'Tukwila', touting its increased performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise-level computing.
The announcement comes as the server wars heat up. Also on Monday, IBM announced a rollout of its latest Power7 systems, which are designed to power everything from smart grids to analytics.
In a webcast presentation, Intel shared the performance highlights of the Intanium 9300. These include: twice as many cores as its predecessor, at four versus two; eight threads per processor (through enhanced Intel Hyper-Threading Technology); more cache; up to an 800 percent increase in interconnect bandwidth; up to a 500 percent gain in memory bandwidth; and up to 700 percent more memory capacity.
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