Quad-Core Xeon System Previewed

Tyan Computer is showing off one of the first hardware systems containing Quad-Core Xeon 5300 processors at the Intel Developer Forum here today.

The device, aimed at small offices or home offices, carries several of the new Intel chips, which contain four microprocessor cores each. Multicore chips allow a computer to split up heavy workloads, and Intel says it has worked hard to make them as power efficient as possible.

The new Tyan computers will contain a total of 40 cores each and perform at 250G floating-point operations per second (flops) or faster, said Symon Chang, Tyan president and CEO.

The computers, which are taller than a large trunk but about the same width, will cost around $25,000 to $30,000 each and will launch on November 14, he added.

Intel has said it will bring its quad-core chips to market in a new line of Hewlett-Packard Co. workstations due to be introduced on November 13.

News source: PC World

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