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Intel to deliver first computer chip with two billion transistors

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February 6, 2008 2:25:43 AM

I have no idea what this means in terms of performance but I assume it's gona be very fast and priced well above what I could ever afford. Just thought I'd share this brief artical about a new intel computer chip.

http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Intel_to_deliver_first...

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February 6, 2008 3:39:57 AM

There was a post on this that Intel is claiming it will have the same bandwidth(memory) as a 4P Quad Opteron system. I guess we will see when it hits the market.
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February 6, 2008 6:31:16 AM



this year 2 billion, next year 3 billion....

just try and count them.....

That would keep newbs entertained....
February 6, 2008 6:50:04 AM

Oh ya, gotta luv those itanics.
1750000000 transistors of cache, for how much cash?
The disaster that is Itanic makes all other processor problems look tiny.
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February 6, 2008 10:11:06 AM

Double the cache and call it a miracle??

Double the cash and call it Scientology??

Sink the ...
February 6, 2008 2:54:50 PM

Since when is going from 24MB to 30MB of cache "doubling"? Each core on a Tukwila quad core Itanium will have less cache than on a dual core Montvale Itanium.

Quad channel memory controller. :ouch:  I doubt AMD is going to talk about how they have more processor and memory bandwidth after Intel launches this baby along with Nehalem.

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Oh ya, gotta luv those itanics.
1750000000 transistors of cache, for how much cash?
The disaster that is Itanic makes all other processor problems look tiny.


Oh ya, gotta luv those rejecterons.

The disaster that is rejecteron makes all other processor problems look tiny. (the good news is that you should finally be able to buy a Barcelona server in a few months. That's only ~six months after the launch, hardly even worth mentioning such a delay.)
February 6, 2008 3:27:53 PM



It's the next revision of the Itanic, this version allows Intel to catch up with the rest of the High end Workstation/High end server crowd in the non-x86 world, this is in a different world to the Barcelona and the Xeon et al.

The Itanic range has never competed with any of the x86 server chips it's more aimed at the Sparc/Power/PA-RISC where performance is more important than press coverage, there again, it never really competed with them either.
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February 7, 2008 9:45:56 AM

So they should sell at least a few hundred of these to some old guy in Government procurement??

It will probably be like Vista ... people will buy it and then leave it in the box.

or

Maybe all of the Itaniums sold in the past were for tax reasons ... yeah ... to write off profits.

For the seller and the buyer.

Itanium ... balancing the books !!!


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