Intel har vist deres Nehalem EX og Westmere EP processorer frem på CeBit messen, der er startet i Hannover. Westmere EP er en server processor med seks kerner, der består af hele 1,17 milliarder transistorer.
Samtidig har Intel en kørende demo med Nehalem EX, der kommer med otte kerner og med mulighed for at afvikle hele 16 tråde på samme tid.
The Intel IT Performance Report (http://www.intel.com/it/apr.htm) shows precisely how Intel manages its enormous and ever-growing data volume and the role IT plays in the complex manufacturing process of microprocessors. Large-scale simulations on extremely fast supercomputers are needed to develop chips like the Westmere-EP server processor which contains 6 cores and integrates an astounding 1.17 billion transistors. Without high performance computing of this kind, this degree of complexity would be unthinkable as would a cost-effective development and manufacturing process.
The next generation of Intel server processors, set for market launch later this quarter, will be the new standard to beat when it comes to computing speed. Intel will give the first live demonstration of the Nehalem-EX processor at CeBIT. The chip is available with up to 8 cores and can process 16 threads simultaneously. Intel also introduces the Westmere-EP processor – the first 32nm chip that will be available end of first quarter 2010.
Compute power is one of the core research tasks of Intel Labs Europe. In research facilities all over Europe the typical day in the life of data is continuously optimized – from its collection to its storage, transportation, manipulation and right through to the final end user interaction.