Intel will unveil new Xeon processors for four-processor servers on Tuesday,
marking the latest entrant in the increasingly competitive server market. The
chip, a member of the Gallatin family, will run at 3 gigahertz and include 4
megabytes of Level 3 cache. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and others are
expected to incorporate the chip into new servers relatively soon. Intel only
comes out with new processors in this market every nine months or so–the 2.8GHz
Gallatin came out in June 2003–because server manufacturers and customers don’t
want to continually test new parts. The existing 2.8GHz Gallatin costs $ 3,692 in
quantities of 1,000. The new Intel chip will not include the 64-bit extensions
announced in February. Those will first appear in Nocona, a Xeon for single and
two-way servers. Potomac, the successor to Gallatin coming next year, will be
the first Xeon for four-processor servers to have this capability.

Check out the Xeon roadmap
here

Intel will unveil new Xeon processors for four-processor servers on Tuesday,
marking the latest entrant in the increasingly competitive server market. The
chip, a member of the Gallatin family, will run at 3 gigahertz and include 4
megabytes of Level 3 cache. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and others are
expected to incorporate the chip into new servers relatively soon. Intel only
comes out with new processors in this market every nine months or so–the 2.8GHz
Gallatin came out in June 2003–because server manufacturers and customers don’t
want to continually test new parts. The existing 2.8GHz Gallatin costs $ 3,692 in
quantities of 1,000. The new Intel chip will not include the 64-bit extensions
announced in February. Those will first appear in Nocona, a Xeon for single and
two-way servers. Potomac, the successor to Gallatin coming next year, will be
the first Xeon for four-processor servers to have this capability.

Check out the Xeon roadmap
here