Intel’s first chip that will run 32-bit and 64-bit software, is expected to debut at the end of June. A version of Nocona for two-processor servers will come out June 28. Other versions of Nocona are expected to come out later. The chip will likely run at 3.4GHz to 3.6GHz since it is based on the same basic chip as Prescott, a desktop processor that came out in February. The chip could help Intel begin to counter the growing popularity of the AMD Opteron.

Intel’s first chip that will run 32-bit and 64-bit software, is expected to debut at the end of June. A version of Nocona for two-processor servers will come out June 28. Other versions of Nocona are expected to come out later. The chip will likely run at 3.4GHz to 3.6GHz since it is based on the same basic chip as Prescott, a desktop processor that came out in February. The chip could help Intel begin to counter the growing popularity of the AMD Opteron.