The processor will run at 2.33Ghz, Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group, said in an interview here at the.
The low-voltage chip is a successor to the new. Unlike Sossaman, however, Woodcrest LV is a 64-bit design.
"Sossaman was more of a stopgap solution for Intel," said Sarang Ghatpande, an analyst at Ideas International. "Woodcrest LV is a real solution for performance per watt."
Although the 40-watt consumption is a notch worse than the 31-watt Sossaman, it's still a big improvement over today's regular Xeons, which consume anywhere from 110 watts for single-core models to 165 watts for higher-end dual-core parts.
is a major problem in the computing industry. Improving performance per watt gives Intel a new sales pitch at a time when it faces compounded by .
IBM is selling Sossaman chips in its blade servers, but Hewlett-Packard decided against doing so because it's only a 32-bit design and uses last-generation memory and other components.