Intel Plans Memory & Graphics Controller In CPU

Intel has decided multicore designs are the way to improve performance into the future but will need to change some fundamental aspects of its chip designs by integrating more functionality directly onto the chip, in order to make sure it provides enough bandwidth for multiple processor cores. Intel is working on an experimental chip design that would integrate a PC or server network controller directly into the cache of a processor. Some the early fruits of this project are evident in Intel’s I/O Acceleration Technology. Intel plans to work integrated memory and graphics controllers into some of its chips over the next 10 years. Some aspects of these designs will start to become possible as Intel introduces its 45nm and 32nm processing technologies, which will be capable of producing smaller transistors than current 90nm processing technology scheduled for 2007 and 2009, respectively.


Intel has decided multicore designs are the way to improve performance into the future but will need to change some fundamental aspects of its chip designs by integrating more functionality directly onto the chip, in order to make sure it provides enough bandwidth for multiple processor cores. Intel is working on an experimental chip design that would integrate a PC or server network controller directly into the cache of a processor. Some the early fruits of this project are evident in Intel’s I/O Acceleration Technology. Intel plans to work integrated memory and graphics controllers into some of its chips over the next 10 years. Some aspects of these designs will start to become possible as Intel introduces its 45nm and 32nm processing technologies, which will be capable of producing smaller transistors than current 90nm processing technology scheduled for 2007 and 2009, respectively.

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