August 22, 2001

IBM readies chip set for upcoming Itanium MPUs

Author: JT Smith

EE Times: "IBM Corp. will roll out a chip set this fall that adds
mainframe-class features to servers based on Intel Corp.'s 32-bit or 64-bit
processors. The Summit chip set will support Intel's next-generation Itanium chips
and multiprocessing versions of the Xeon.

IBM said the chip set will include in such features as "Chipkill," wherein memory can
be hot-swapped without downtime, as well as a host of remote-I/O and
multiprocessing features, including chip partitioning that will let different processors
in a server run different operating systems."


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