Intel previews Nehalem-EX processor, eyes demise of RISC-based platforms

Intel has previewed a new Xeon processor codenamed "Nehalem-EX." The advanced processor will reportedly feature up to 8 cores inside a single chip that is capable of supporting 16 threads and a 24Mb cache. According to Intel, the chip is likely to accelerate the adoption of Intel-based platforms over RISC-based systems, and will include long-awaited Itanium processor […]

Intel has previewed a new Xeon processor codenamed "Nehalem-EX." The advanced processor will reportedly feature up to 8 cores inside a single chip that is capable of supporting 16 threads and a 24Mb cache. According to Intel, the chip is likely to accelerate the adoption of Intel-based platforms over RISC-based systems, and will include long-awaited Itanium processor features, such as Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Recovery. "Nehalem-EX will provide tremendous scalability, from large-memory two-socket systems through eight-socket systems capable of processing 128 threads simultaneously without the need for third-party chips to 'glue' the platform together".

Source:→ TG Daily