Intel Rolls Out Xeon Platform

Bangalore | Updated: Jul 1 2004, 03:26am hrs
Chip major Intel launched its new Xeon processor-based platform for better memory, performance and graphic capabilities for workstation platforms. Company officials claimed the new Intel Xeon-based platform boosts performance by up to 30 per cent over previous generations. The platform also helps to reduce around 25 per cent of power consumption, said Shrikant Patil, director - solutions group, Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd.

Technologies such as Dual Data Rate (DDR) 2 memory, Peripheral Connect-Interconnect (PCI) Express, a faster 800 MHz system bus, enhanced speedstep technology, among other features, helps in improving graphic performance, extended memory addressability and improved power management, Mr Patil said. He added: At the heart of the platform is an advanced Intel Xeon processor, built on 90 nanometer manufacturing process, which supports Hyper-Threading technology.

The Intel E7525 chipset (formerly codenamed Tumwater) integrates for the first time and this eliminates system bottlenecks by balancing performance between the processor, Input/Output and memory. The new processor will be used in the next generation of dual processor server platforms, which will be available in coming months based on the validation schedules of system manufacturers, said Narendra Bhandari, Asia-Pacific regional manager - solutions engineering group, Intel India.