Intel today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors. Servers based on the new processors are approximately 28 percent lower in price** and up to 25 percent higher performing than previous dual-processor Itanium 2-based servers. The new processors broaden the Itanium processor family support of lower-cost server solutions for front-end applications and complement existing Itanium 2-based systems in large scale deployments. A wide range of Itanium 2-based dual processor servers are offered by more than 50 system manufacturers worldwide. Entry level systems start at US$ 2,100***, while fully configured systems with the new processors will be available for approximately US$ 8,000.

The Itanium 2 processor at 1.40 GHz with 3 MB level three (L3) cache and the Itanium 2 processor at 1.6 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache enable systems for technical computing clusters and entry-level, front-end enterprise systems. In addition, Intel offers to manufacturers a rack-optimized, dual-processor Intel server platform for both of these new Itanium 2 processors. The Intel Itanium 2 processor at 1.40 GHz with 3 MB of cache is available worldwide today for US$ 1,172 in 1,000-unit quantities. The Intel Itanium 2 processor at 1.60 GHz with 3 MB of cache is expected to be available worldwide in May 2004 for US$ 2,408 in 1,000-unit quantities.

Intel today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors. Servers based on the new processors are approximately 28 percent lower in price** and up to 25 percent higher performing than previous dual-processor Itanium 2-based servers. The new processors broaden the Itanium processor family support of lower-cost server solutions for front-end applications and complement existing Itanium 2-based systems in large scale deployments. A wide range of Itanium 2-based dual processor servers are offered by more than 50 system manufacturers worldwide. Entry level systems start at US$ 2,100***, while fully configured systems with the new processors will be available for approximately US$ 8,000.

The Itanium 2 processor at 1.40 GHz with 3 MB level three (L3) cache and the Itanium 2 processor at 1.6 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache enable systems for technical computing clusters and entry-level, front-end enterprise systems. In addition, Intel offers to manufacturers a rack-optimized, dual-processor Intel server platform for both of these new Itanium 2 processors. The Intel Itanium 2 processor at 1.40 GHz with 3 MB of cache is available worldwide today for US$ 1,172 in 1,000-unit quantities. The Intel Itanium 2 processor at 1.60 GHz with 3 MB of cache is expected to be available worldwide in May 2004 for US$ 2,408 in 1,000-unit quantities.