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IDF: More 'Nehalem' Details, 6-cores

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Intel announced that the first ’Nehalem’ family of processors to be made available will be desktop processors (Core i7) and high-performance server products code-named Nehalem-EP.

Intel said it is planning to manufacture a second server derivative designed for the expanding server market ("Nehalem-EX"), as well as desktop (Havendale and Lynnfield) and mobile (Auburndale and Clarksfield) client versions in the second half of 2009.

All Nehalem processors will be quad-core versions initially, processing up to eight threads simultaneously, thanks to the use of a revived and updated Hyperthreading technology.

Intel’s 6-core processor code-named Dunnington will be called Xeon X7460 and is expected to become available in servers beginning next month. Intel claims that servers based on the chip already have broken performance records, including an 8-socket 48-core IBM System x3950 M2 server, which became the first platform to break the 1 million tpmC barrier on the TPC-C benchmark, Intel said.

Intel also demonstrated the company’s first mobile quad-core processor and, for the first time, the next-generation Calpella mobile platform, as well as Intel’s upcoming solid state disk drives, which will debut in 32 GB and 80 GB flavors.

More to come.

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    johnbilicki , August 19, 2008 11:10 PM
    Considering the resources available to Intel I'm surprised they haven't decided to debut Nehalem with an eight core CPU considering it's something AMD has planned. I think I read they [AMD] have a 12 core processor planned too.
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    one-shot , August 19, 2008 11:11 PM
    cool, good to hear
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    modtech , August 19, 2008 11:22 PM
    Interesting if rather short. Keep us updated! :D 
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    jaragon13 , August 20, 2008 12:35 AM
    johnbilickiConsidering the resources available to Intel I'm surprised they haven't decided to debut Nehalem with an eight core CPU considering it's something AMD has planned. I think I read they [AMD] have a 12 core processor planned too.

    I'm sure that was originally 6/12 cores...

    So far I'm liking the current technology presented in the Nehalem,and hope AMD puts up something people actually want. :( 
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    eklipz330 , August 20, 2008 12:59 AM
    anywhere to watch this IDF live or something?
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    shadowthor , August 20, 2008 1:14 AM
    i doubt there is a live feed to watch the actual conference. Maybe some footage at the end of each day.
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    jimmysmitty , August 20, 2008 3:34 AM
    eklipz330anywhere to watch this IDF live or something?


    I think that Intel post video clips on their site. Check it out.
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    JonathanDeane , August 20, 2008 3:53 AM
    Sounds like exciting stuff comming down the pipe :) 
    I don't want to sound like an Intel faboy (I would cheer for AMD too if they also where making something like this, and maybe they will soon)

    12 threads per chip sounds like a good thing for a server.
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    Anonymous , August 20, 2008 8:33 AM
    Who the hell needs a quadcore on a laptop?
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    invlem , August 20, 2008 12:28 PM
    Teh PreacherWho the hell needs a quadcore on a laptop?


    The same people who need Quad SLI in their desktops. :) 
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    seatrotter , August 20, 2008 1:48 PM
    Now if they can only produce something similar to AMD's HyperTransport, but better (much lower latency, much higher throughput). Those core aren't gonna feed themselves, ya know ;) 
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    ZootyGray , August 20, 2008 2:25 PM
    It's all talk. Marketing hype. And $ee the mob be lead by the no$e. Spintel marketing. Show me an UNBIASED test report. Don't believe anything - prove it to yourself - find out HOW they BIAS test reports using $elected app$ and condition$ (?) - and biased review $ite$ - like hahanand.
    Apps bias-compiled for spintel?
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    grieve , August 20, 2008 4:57 PM
    Im pretty excite for Nehalem, it almost sounds to good to be true.. Im gunna sell my current rig now and get myself a new system when it arrives.
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    jesseralston , August 20, 2008 6:27 PM
    In response to seatrotter. Intel does have the equivalent of hypertransport debuting with nehalem. It's called Quickpath.
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    ZootyGray , August 20, 2008 7:01 PM
    So that which has long ago debuted with AMD Athlon 64 dual core a few years ago - is now an INNOVATION? That's very creative - once again, my intelligence is insulted by total spintel bs hype.

    I have yet to see anything of real interest here - just hype talk, and people led down the path, and eager for more. I guess spintel is still tweaking the bubblegum? Or tweaking the crowd. Chew it up people. I prefer truth. Put it out there. Does it work?
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    Area51 , August 20, 2008 8:03 PM
    eklipz330anywhere to watch this IDF live or something?


    Goto www.intel.com/idf they have the keynotes.
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    Area51 , August 20, 2008 8:07 PM
    seatrotterNow if they can only produce something similar to AMD's HyperTransport, but better (much lower latency, much higher throughput). Those core aren't gonna feed themselves, ya know

    It's called QPI its faster and wider than HT 3.0 spec and it has more links with shorter hopps.
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    jaragon13 , August 20, 2008 8:34 PM
    ZootyGraySo that which has long ago debuted with AMD Athlon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 64 dual core a few years ago - is now an INNOVATION? That's very creative - once again, my intelligence is insulted by total spintel bs hype. I have yet to see anything of real interest here - just hype talk, and people led down the path, and eager for more. I guess spintel is still tweaking the bubblegum? Or tweaking the crowd. Chew it up people. I prefer truth. Put it out there. Does it work?

    Yet Intel processors work better..AMD's original hyper-transport is nothing better than a regular FSB.
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    harrycat88 , August 21, 2008 12:41 AM
    Wow, It looks like Intel figured out a way to glue 3 Core 2 Duo's together.
    AMD should have figured out the quick way to make a Quad or 6 core just by gluing 2 X2's or 3 X2 processors together but instead they designed it so that each core was a individual core which resulted in a B2 stepping bug and their upcoming 8 core processor will problem have a B4 stepping bug in it also.
    But to be honest, I really like AMD because they build a processor from the ground up unlike Intel does.
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    ThreatDown , August 21, 2008 4:57 PM
    jaragon13Yet Intel processors work better..AMD's original hyper-transport is nothing better than a regular FSB.


    *Citation Needed*

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