2006-01-23 The processor wars Part I, "The death of Alpha": Q&A with Nebojsa Novakovic: To the outside observer, improvements in PC architecture are evolutionary but logical. Processors advance inevitably in speed and performance, in happy acco...

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2003-01-14 Alpha 21364 EV7 Also known as Marvel, the EV7 extends the EV6 core with on-chip L2 cache. Supports "glueless" SMP, RAMBUS, etc.

2004 Alpha 21464 EV8 Also known as Arana, EV8 or "by far the most aggressive speculative out-of-order execution superscalar RISC processor yet proposed". To include SMT or Simultaneous Multi-Threading. Built on 0.13 um technology at over 1500 MHz. Now canceled while some EV8 technologies will be used in Itanium.

2006-01-05 Intel Presler 65 nm chip dual core chip including Vanderpool (a virtualization technology) to succeed Smithfield. Likely to run at 3.6 GHz and above. Previously known as Blue Pressler. Is in fact two Cedar Mill chips bonded together. Uses the i975X chipset.

2006-Q1 Intel Cedar Mill 65 nm processor Prescott-shrink, fill the gap between Prescott and Conroe. Said to be prepared for dual cores but will start off as a HyperThreading (dual threads) supporting single core chip. Newer info says that it is half a Presler. A value version with 512 KB of L2 cache, no HyperThreading and a slower bus is also rumoured.

2006 Alpha EV9 Vector based processor using 0.1 um technology, 16 RAMBUS channels, 2-3 GHz and 500M transistors. EV10, 11 and 12 was also on the way before all plans after EV79 was put on hold.

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