March 2, 2004

Intel to debut chip for four-processor servers

Intel on Tuesday will unveil new Xeon processors for four-processor servers, marking the latest entrant in the increasingly competitive server market.

The chip, a member of the Gallatin family, will run at 3 gigahertz and include 4 megabytes of Level 3 cache, according to sources. Current Gallatin
chips top out at 2.8 GHz and have 2MB of cache.

Typically, faster speeds and more cache increase performance. Both chips share the same 533 MHz bus.

Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and others are expected to incorporate the chip into new servers relatively soon, sources said.


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