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Later this year, Intel plans to release server chip that has all six processing cores integrated onto a single chip, according to a slide from a leaked Sun presentation.
This gallery initially misstated the number of transistors Intel's Dunnington processor is composed of. It's composed of 1.9 billion transistors.
Chipmaker is expected later this month to announce the "Dunnington" processor--the first six-core processor and last of its Penryn-class chips.
Advanced Micro Devices says "Istanbul"--its first six-core processor--is on track to launch later this year.
The six-core "Dunnington" Xeon 7400 processor makes its official debut. Unisys is using it in a new server, though with a catch.
Chipmaker is expected to announce details of an 8-core processor for the high-end server market next week.
The company's new six-core processor will compete against Intel's "Dunnington" chip.
In addition to processor-centric topics, Intel will use its developer forum in China to push its notion of a connection nirvana.
During his keynote at a supercomputing conference, Michael Dell keeps 80-core processor in sight.
From the UrbanMax concept PC design to the Moorestown and Nehalem processors, there was a lot to take in at this year's IDF.