August 10, 2001

Server OEMs bitch Itaniums run too hot

Author: JT Smith

joabj writes : "Server manufacturers have been concerned about the high heat dissipation coming from Itanium processors, according to this article in EE Times. Seems that the server market is building compact servers that can be tightly layered for the rapidly growing field of Internet data centers. "At 130 watts, the 0.18-micron Itanium dissipates significantly more heat than the 32-bit Pentium 4," the article reads. "Indeed, heat dissipation has become such a concern that some system designers say Intel may have to partially cripple performance to meet power budgets.""

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