2005-02-22 Intel in a tangle over Tanglewood chip design

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2005-02-XX Sony Cell PlayStation 3 will be powered by the "Cell" processor. It is based on a PowerPC G4 core with eight added vector engines, developed jointly by IBM, Sony and Toshiba. "A hypothetical Cell processor with eight of these APUs could achieve 32 BOPS and 32 gigaFLOPS at only 250MHz,".
Said to be in limited production in 2005 while full scale production is planned for 2006.

2007-H2 Intel Whitefield Low power, multi-core (4 x Banias with shared cache) server chip, possibly in the Xeon-line, succeeding Potomac, and Tulsa. 4 core version of / follow-on to Woodcrest. Said to be designed in India on a 65nm process, using the original Tanglewood interface. Includes CSI (Common System Interface) with embedded memory controllers to replace the DIB and compete with HyperTransport.
Said to be canceled. CSI will show up first in Tukwila.
Tom's claim that it is still alive.

2007 Intel Bloomfield Inte x86 processor with "Cores-a-plenty"™...

2008 Intel Bloomfield Quad-core chip on one die built in the 45 nm process. Released on or after 2008.

2008 Intel Tanglewood / Tukwila IA-64 processor originally said to have eight (plus one spare) cores per die and 16-32MB of cache to follow after Montecito. Appears to use parts from a follow-on project to the now canceled Alpha EV8. Said to arrive in 2006 or 2007 and offer "at least seven times the processing" power of Madison. Other rumours claim that HP wants their advanced math libraries on the die in silicon and that it might include a vector engine.
The 8+1 core version (designed in Hudson) is now said to be replaced by a 2-core version designed in Fort Collins.
Recently said to be renamed from Tanglewood to Tukwila due to copyright reasons.
Should use the new CSI bus and socket like Whitefield). Latest info indicates it will include 4 cores with 6x4 MB of L2 cache and an on-bord FB-DIMM memory controller..

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