Intel introduces world's first 6-core microprocessor

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Bangalore, Sep 16: Intel on Tuesday, Sep 16 rolled out 'Dunnington', world's first 45 nanometer 6-core x86 microprocessor CPU with 16 MB and 1.9 billion transistors Intel Xeon 7400 series for the high-end server segment in the city. Addressing press here Mr R Ravichandran, Director-Sales, Intel South Asia said Intel India had achieved a significant 'milestone' for it by designing and delivering 'Dunnington', a more efficient micro processor.

He said the new Xeon 7400 processor totally designed and delivered by the Intel India-team offered enhanced performance and support for Intel VT Flex Migration along with server system level scalability, making it the platform of choice for vertualisation.

He said the socket compatible with the Intel Xeon 7300, while delivering up to 1.5x performance and watt, made the transition cost effective and the Intel India design team from Bangalore, through a solid partnerships with several cross-site teams delivered the product.

He said with the launch of seven 45 nm manufactured Intel Xeon 7400 series products Intel corporation had extended its lead in the high-end server segment, setting new standards in virtualisation performance.

With upto six processing cores per chip and 16 MB of shared cache memory, applications built for virtualised environments and data demanding workloads such as databases, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and server consolidation provides a dramatic performance increase of almost 50 per cent in some cases, he said.

Mr Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel India said ''by delivering India's first ever microprocessor design it was proved that Intel-India is a strategic business site for Intel''.

Based on this success India-Intel team is working on future generation design of microprocessors, he added.


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