Intel Itanium and Xeon processors will share a common physical socket beginning in 2007. The two architectures, which use different instruction sets, would be designed to use as many common components as possible. The common socket will mean that a Xeon and an Itanium will be able to be swapped for each other. Both architectures will use 64-bit addressing and will contain multiple microprocessor cores on the same die. Intel plans could change between now and 2007 but that a common socket is the new plan of record. In 2007, Intel has plans to roll out 65nm multi-core Itanium processors codenamed Tukwila for MP and Dimona for DP systems.

Intel Itanium and Xeon processors will share a common physical socket beginning in 2007. The two architectures, which use different instruction sets, would be designed to use as many common components as possible. The common socket will mean that a Xeon and an Itanium will be able to be swapped for each other. Both architectures will use 64-bit addressing and will contain multiple microprocessor cores on the same die. Intel plans could change between now and 2007 but that a common socket is the new plan of record. In 2007, Intel has plans to roll out 65nm multi-core Itanium processors codenamed Tukwila for MP and Dimona for DP systems.