Intel Desktop Processors Get 64-Bit Support

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 03:35 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the availability of five new processors for desktop computers that deliver entertainment and IT benefits for consumers and businesses. When coupled with the widely adopted Intel® 925/915 Express chipset family, the processors can help enable improved performance and more rapid response times for computing platforms.

New Embedded Processors To Be Foundation For Devices...

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 03:32 PM |
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EMBEDDED WORLD, NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 22, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced that recently introduced processors and a corresponding chipset are now available for embedded market segments such as communications infrastructure, industrial box and panel PCs and in-car infotainment. Today's announcement demonstrates Intel's commitment to provide modular standards-based building blocks such as embedded processors to a wide variety of industries in addition to providing cost-effective and faster time to market solutions.

Athlon 64 Dual Core to Debut

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 11:31 AM |
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Looks like AMD is showing that they TOO are on the ball for desktop dual-cores very soon.

CHIP FIRM AMD showed off a dual core Athlon 64 chip at its Sunnyvale plant yesterday, as the noise caused by the battle between the two firms, sometimes compared to Tweedledee and Tweedledum, becomes a blinking cacophony and racket.

Intel encouraged its staff at a sales conference last week to go "ga ga" for Smithfield, its desktop bi-cameral microprocessor which it is expected to show off at a Developer Conference in California next week.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD to Demo Dual-Core Desktop CPU!

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 07:46 AM |
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With news of Intel's dual-core desktop CPU fresh in our minds, AMD has just announced that it will be showcasing its own dual-core CPU. Do we all need dual-core CPU's in our systems? Proof will be in the benchmarks per usual. Theresa DeOnis, desktop brand manager for AMD, makes an interesting point below which has been highlighted below.

Putting two cores on a chip will allow a computer to perform two tasks at once, she said, or run specially tweaked applications faster.

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Introduction and Processor Specifications

Intel has added SpeedStep technology, 64-bit extensions, Execute Disable Bit and an extra MB of L2 cache to the P4 line and the Extreme Edition processor. Is it enough to cut the distance to the Athlon?

SingTel Expan Deploys The AMD Opteron(TM) Processor For Data Center Management

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2005 - 04:35 AM |
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SINGAPORE -- February 3, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Singapore Telecommunications Limited ('SingTel'), one of Asia's leading communications companies, has deployed HP ProLiant DL145 servers powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor for the company's Singapore EXPAN Data Centers, which provide managed hosting services for customers across the Asia Pacific region.EXPAN is a pan-Asian chain of data network centers built on SingTel's own network infrastructure, providing a world-class, robust and secure hosting environment for customers.

Source: AMD

Intel and QinetiQ Collaborate On Transistor Research

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2005 - 04:24 AM |
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The results of a two-year joint research programme by Intel Corporation and QinetiQ into new transistor technology that could become a promising candidate for making microprocessors in the middle of the next decade was made public today. Transistors are the tiny switches in microprocessors that process the ones and zeros of the digital world.

Introducing the IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell Processor — Part I: the SIMD processing units

Subject: Processors | February 9, 2005 - 02:38 PM |
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Another article from Hannibal at Ars Techinca, this time covering the up and coming Cell proccesor.  If you are curious just what this chip is all about, then get a fresh cup of coffee and dig in!

"The Cell proccesor consists of a general-purpose POWERPC processor core connected to eight special-purpose DSP cores.

Source: Ars Technica

Intel Announces Dual-Core Production Has Begun

Subject: Processors | February 7, 2005 - 10:00 AM |
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It looks like Intel may yet get the first foot hold in the dual-core arena against AMD -- today they announced they have started production on a dual-core processor.  They also announced that they will have two dual-core processors available in the 2Q of this year: one a "Smithfield" and the other based on the "Extreme Edition" technology.  The EE dual-core CPU will also have HyperThreading for a total of four concurrent threads being able to run on the system!


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Inside AMD's Hammer: the 64-bit architecture behind the Opteron and Athlon 64

Subject: Processors | February 2, 2005 - 12:10 PM |
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A good technical article posted at Ars Technica, on the inner workings of AMD's 64bit architecture, and how it works.  It describes the differences between x86's 64 bit Hammer and it's K-7 predecessors as well as the PowerPC 601.

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n my previous work, I've looked in some detail at the x86-64 instruction set, but I've never talked about the microarchitecture of processors that implement it.

Source: Ars Technica