Intel unleashes 2GHz Xeon processor

The new processor targets high-performance and mid-range workstation market segments and is expected to achieve performance increases of more than 10 per cent.

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By  Robin Duff Published  October 2, 2001

Intel has just introduced the world’s fastest processor for dual processor workstations. The new 2 Gigahertz Intel Xeon processor is based on Intel’s “NetBurst” microarchitecture and is intended to target the high-performance and mid-range workstation market segments. It is expected to achieve performance increases of more than 10 per cent over existing Intel Xeon processors.

A number of workstation manufacturers, including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens Hewlett Packard, IBM and NEC, are expected to start shipping platforms based on the new processor this, many have indeed already started. According to IDC, Intel based workstations accounted for 68 per cent of all workstations shipments in the second quarter of 2001.

“A number of workstation manufacturers in this region, namely Compaq, Dell, HP, Fujitsu-Siemens started shipping platforms based on the new processor last week, and Dell has just accepted an order based on the new XEON,” said Gilbert Lacroix, general manager Intel Middle East and North Africa.

Intel’s Xeon processor platform is based on the high performance Intel 860 Chipset. This chipset features dual RDRAM memory banks to complement the Intel Xeon’s 400MHz system bus, which provides up to 3.2 gigabytes of data per second. In the future, faster clock speeds and larger cache configurations will provide further headroom for computation, graphical and I/O-intensive workloads.

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