Intel two-billion transistor 'Tukwila' Itanium processor with 30MB cache unveiled

Intel is set to unveil a range of new technologies, including a new two-billion transistor, quad-core Itanium microprocessor codenamed Tukwila, at the International Solid State Circuits Conference this week. The first version of Tukwila is expected to arrive in the second half of this year, and will replace Intel's previous dual-core sever chip, the 9100 […]

Intel is set to unveil a range of new technologies, including a new two-billion transistor, quad-core Itanium microprocessor codenamed Tukwila, at the International Solid State Circuits Conference this week.

The first version of Tukwila is expected to arrive in the second half of this year, and will replace Intel's previous dual-core sever chip, the 9100 series codenamed Montvale. The Montvale was based on Intel's 90nm process, while the Tukwila is based on a 45nm process.

Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer, described the new Itanium processor commenting on the advantages of moving to the quad-core system.

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