Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of chips, has unveiled its new dual-core microprocessors for high-end servers that use more than four chips. The new central processing units (CPUs), are based on the outdated NetBurst micro-architecture and are likely to be the last processors that use it, however, the chips still offer generally high performance and power efficiency.
"Today's introduction continues an historic 'summer of servers' for Intel where we have now delivered a record 23 new processors in three market segments in less than 100 days," said Tom Kilroy, vice president and general manager of Intel's digital enterprise group.
Intel Xeon 7100-series microprocessors, earlier code-named Tulsa, feature two processing engines, 1MB level-two cache per core, unified level-three 16MB cache as well as loads of Intel's technologies, such as Hyper-Threading, virtualization, Intel cache safe technology and so on. The chips are available in typical thermal envelopes of 150W (those clocked at beyond 3.00GHz) and 95W (those that operate at or below 3.0GHz).