IBM to unwrap first dual-core Xeon 'Paxville' servers

IBM is due to unveil its first two 64-bit servers based on Intel's dual-core Xeon chip, formerly code-named Paxville DP, when the chip giant launches the processor Monday. Under a promotional deal to last through year-end, Big Blue will sell one of the servers for the same price as the single-core model it replaces, according to an IBM executive. The move is designed to provide an additional incentive for users to adopt dual-core computing sooner rather than later.

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