2005-12-31 AMD-Intel server market faces Woodcrest vs F-Step scrap

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2005-03-29 Intel E8500 Server chipset made to accompany the 4-processor server (4S) chips Cranford, Potomac and later Paxville and Tulsa. Said to support PCI Express, Serial ATA and DDR-II. Also known as Twin Castle 4S.

2005-10-10 Intel Paxville Dual core server processor. Paxville is the server version of Smithfield. Uses the Twin Castle / Enabled chipsets. Will be known as the Xeon 7000 series MP.

2006-Q1 Intel Blackford Xeon chipset succeeding Lindenhurst. Supports the Dual Independent Bus (DIB, 2S platform) and Dempsey.

2006-06-19 Intel Woodcrest DP server version of Conroe. Will have FBD (Fully Buffered DIMM) which is said to allow for "stupidly large amounts of RAM". Said to be planned for future Macs. Will be named 5160, 5150, 5140, 5130, 5120 and 5110.

2006-Q2 Intel Dempsey Dual core server processor to succeed Irwindale. An MV Dempsey with a power demand of less than 105 W will also be out. Part of the Bensley platform. Some samples will be out this year. Uses the Greencreek and Blackford chipsets

2006-07-27 Intel Merom Mobile processor succeeding Prescott-M and Yonah built on a 65 nm process. Accompanied by the Crestine chipset. Recent rumours claim that Merom is a major new core design with multiple cores and, depending on version, 2-4 MB of cache, which will also form the base for the next desktop chip, Conroe. Said to consume about 45W.
Earlier said to launch in 05-H2 or 2007, prototype chips has been out since May of 2006.
Merom is part of the Santa Rosa Centrino platform, succeeding Napa. Said to be used in future Macs.
Bus speed to go up to 800 MHz in 2007-H1.
Will be named T7600, the T7400, the T7200 and T5600.

2007-H1 Intel Clovertown Server-version of Allendale. 4-core chip with 4MB of cache. (Previously referred to as Cloverton.) Claimed to be 2 Woodcrest cores in one package. Part of the Stoakley platform. Uses the Seaburg chipset.

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