Intel’s Nehalem gets Linpunked.
This week AMD launched its six-core “Istanbul” processor, five months ahead of its original schedule. The new 45nm Opterons will confront Intel’s recently hatched Nehalem EP quad-core chips and the older 6-core Dunnington Xeon processor as AMD attempts to regain lost market share in the critical x86 server market.
Custom chip gives Nehalem a memory boost.
It’s Dynamic Infrastructure blitz week at Big Blue.
Whether they work in manufacturing, energy, life sciences, financial services, weather, digital content creation, or other fields, many users have similar requirements for HPC solutions. The new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series will play a key role in helping HPC users meet their requirements and experience groundbreaking, intelligent, and energy-efficient performance quickly and easily.
Intel’s first Nehalem server processor, which debuted this week, may be an homage to the Opteron, but AMD sees tough going for the new chip. In a year in which IT budgets are under a lot of pressure, AMD might end up having the winning strategy.
On Monday Intel launched its much-anticipated Nehalem dual-socket server chip, the Xeon 5500 processor series. With the inclusion of a number of new architectural features, some of which were copied from AMD, the new Xeons represent the most significant redirection of Intel’s x86 server product line in its history.
Newly released benchmark results for systems equipped with the Nehalem EP processor reveal impressive performance.