Intel has announced its news release today to celebrate its 1 year anniversary of Atom’s release.
Along with it was the announcing of its new Atom processors for MID platforms – Z550 and Z515, while revealing that the industry now look to adopting more mainstream PC and laptop versions of the Nehalem microarchitecture, including 32nm manufactured versions with on-processor graphics, as well the multi-socket Nehalem EX server processor, all in production in the second half of 2009.
Read on to find out more.
Intel has announced its news release today to celebrate its 1 year anniversary of Atom’s release. New platforms were demonstrated, revealed and new chips announced.
Intel’s next-generation Atom-based MID platform, codenamed “Moorestown” will have a greater than 10x idle power reduction compared to today’s Atom-based platform in a side-by-side demonstration.
Due by 2010, the Moorestown platform is comprised of a System on Chip
(codenamed “Lincroft”) integrates a 45nm Intel Atom processor
core, graphics, video and memory controller, and a companion
input/output (I/O) hub (codenamed “Langwell”).
The platform will be
accompanied by a new Moblin software version that is optimized to
enable the rich, interactive, PC-like Internet experience along with
cellular voice capabilities.
The new Atom processors: Z550 and Z515 were revealed
The Z550 extends the performance of the MID product
line to 2GHz with Hyperthreading technology support, setting a
new standard for the highest performance processor in the under-3-watt
The Z515 incorporates the new Intel® Burst Performance
Technology (Intel BPT), which enables the processor to run at 1.2GHz
when performance is needed in existing small and sleek MID form factors.
Laptops were given the love to, next gen processors for laptops based on the Nehalem
architecture will be available in the second half of this year on
the “Calpella” platform.
These processors will be more powerful then
their predecessors by including such technologies as Intel
Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
Intel and the industry now look to adopting more mainstream PC and
laptop versions of the Nehalem microarchitecture, including 32nm
versions with on-processor graphics, as well the
multi-socket Nehalem EX server processor.
Good news as all this will tentatively be set to production in the 2nd half of 2009. Future Nehalem-EX processor will provide eight cores for the multiprocessor “intelligent server” market.
Larrabee was given some heads up too, Intel’s first many-core architecture designed for
high throughput applications and features a programmable graphics
pipeline that enables developer freedom.
The Intel executive discussed
availability of a C++ Larrabee Prototype Library and a future parallel
programming solution based on “Ct” technology. The first Larrabee
discrete graphics products are due in the late 2009/2010 timeframe.
With such a slew of lineup given, we may be in for a ride by Intel from the 2nd half onwards.