2006-07-10 32-Core Processors: Intel Reaches For (The) Sun: What is the processor future like? Project Keifer could trigger a major core count increase, four threads per core, integrated memory controllers (yes!) and a ring-type interconnect for co...

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2005-11-14 Sun Niagara Blade processor including 8 Afara-created (simplified UltraSparc I) cores on one die. Each core handles 4 threads and supports Switch on Event MultiThreading (SoEMT) like Montecito. Launched in 2006. (Previously said to be based on UltraSparc V cores). Named UltraSparc T1 at release.

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.

2006-07-27 Intel Conroe Major redesign of the desktop chips based on the mobile chip Merom. Should use the same bus as Merom and Tukwila. Part of the Averill platform. Said to be used in future Macs. Will be named E6300 (1.86 GHz, 2MB, $210), E6400 (2.13 GHz, 2MB, $230), E6600 (2.40 GHz, 4MB, $315) and E6700 (2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz, 4MB, $529). A value-segment version known as Conroe-L will be introduced in 2007-Q2. Will also be used in Uniprocessor Xeon chips (3040, 3050, 3060, 3070)

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.

2008 Intel Harpertown Server processor to succeed Clovertown.

2010 Intel Keifer 32-core server processor said to be 15 times faster than Woodcrest...

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