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Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Hardware News |

Intel prepares new 9500 Series Itanium microprocessors

Intel prepares new 9500 Series Itanium microprocessors

The expensive line of microprocessors for servers and supercomputers Itanium has received severe blows in recent years, one of the hardest was the abandonment of Microsoft, which decided to cease development of new applications and operating systems designed for him ; so that vendors like Oracle commented that Intel and HP Itanium had kept alive unnecessarily .

Intel surprises everyone, as it has been discovered that is enrolling new members to its family: new Itanium 9500 Series, the newest members based on the ia64 instruction set of Intel (EPIC architecture: Parallel Instruction Computing explicity) , which will have up to 8 cores (or more), HyperTreading SMT, through which they can run two threads per core processing, and 32MB of L3 cache.

It is assumed that these new chips will be compatible with the existing infrastructure used in microprocessors Itanium 9300 series, so that holders of 9300 Itanium-based servers can easily upgrade their equipment to the new Itanium 9500 Series.

The new 9500 Series Itanium microprocessors are:

  • Itanium 9520 (1.73GHz).
  • Itanium 9540 (2.13 GHz).
  • Itanium 9550 (2.4GHz).
  • Itanium 9560 (2.53GHz).


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