Intel just almost silently updated most of their Pentium cheaps to 64 bit, he did not seem to know this.
OK HERE IT IS, THE BABY IS ABOUT TO BE BIRTHED, the truth is WAY OUT THERE...
... and its an alien hybrid !!!http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
"Intel expects Tanglewood not to consume more electrical power than current Itanium processors, the sources said, an important feature that would make it easier to design servers without the overheating that causes data corruption and crashes.
The arrival date of Tanglewood is unclear, though it could come as soon as 2006, the year after the dual-core "Montecito" member of the Itanium family is scheduled for release. Intel has extended the current Itanium 2 designs by adding more cache memory this year and in 2004, but that approach isn't on current plans for Montecito, according to the sources.
Brookwood said it's possible that Tanglewood would start with a four-core design that's built with a 90-nanometer manufacturing process, then move to eight- and 16-core designs with a later 65-nanometer process."http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11685
"Well, those ex-Alpha boys are actually doing it, Tanglewood will have 8 cores. The slidemakers must have had inside information or something, because they were dead on. The weird part is what follows, and with the sheer number of people at IDF who told me the same story, I tend to believe it.
The weird part is that the cores on that chip are all cut down from the current one, losing a pipeline or two. Looking at the current architecture, they seem to be a bit FP heavy, and light on integer units, so I would go with down an FP pipe, or maybe a FP and an Int pipe. Either way, there will be less paths for instructions to follow.
Those cores will all share a cache, and a relatively small one at that. The thinking now is that that will share 16MB, or 2MB per core, with 32 not being out of the realm of possibility. Not enough in my opinion, but what do I know?
Not weird enough for you?"
Oooooh "X alpha boys" -- is that coded jargoon for the alpha chip they are building for OS X, we are ALL entering SJ's land of OSZ !!!
"How about slowing down the cores when you use them all? If the chip is supposed to run in the 4+GHz range with 2 cores, and you turn them all on, the 8 core beastie will shuffle along at half that, or just over 2GHz. Estimates say that if the 2 core runs at a theoretical benchmark of 500, the 8 core will double that to 1000, with heat being among the primary reasons for throttling. Another songbird says main memory bandwidth and low cache are the culprits."
It NOT strange its BRILLIANT !!!
If you have major multiple cores you don't need speed, you need efficiency !!!
One core for every thread, simple and reliable execution, but cut down on ALL expensive and power costly parts of the processor so you have the greatest value good design can create !
"That, in a nutshell is the current version of Tanglewood, or at least the version as it was last week. Since it is still three years or so out, much may change, there is no silicon yet. Tanglewood is going to be an interesting thing to watch when it gets nearer. If there is one thing we can be sure of, those Alpha guys, and their spinoffs are not ones to take the timid, safe route."http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...428064454.html
"Intel Tanglewood to Be 10 Times Faster Than Madison.
by Anton Shilov
[ 04/28/2003 | 06:46 AM ]
Quite a lot of interesting facts were said during Windows Server 2003 launch last week. As we revealed yesterday, Dell demonstrated its first Itanium 2-based server during the event and now this web-site added that Intels Paul Otellini shared some information about future Itanium processors and their performance.
According to the executive from Intel Corporation, code-named Montecito processor, Intels first dual-core chip, that is due in 2005, will be two or three times faster than todays Madison CPUs coming out later this year. Furthermore, the Tanglewood processor available in 2006 or 2007 will already be ten times faster compared to this years most powerful IA64 processor. In fact, Otellini did not said that this would be code-named Tanglewood, but referred to it as future Itanium processor, but everybody got the idea right."http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02...nicks_tukwila/
"Intel puts Itanium saviour on ice
By Ashlee Vance in Chicago
Published Thursday 24th February 2005 16:47 GMT
Intel has plumped, constrained and then killed a future version of Itanium once meant to save the entire franchise, The Register has learned.
The once elegant Tukwila processor with all of its eight glorious cores will now have just two or four cores, according to a source familiar with the processor's design. Intel has decided to equip Tukwila with a couple of fatter, more powerful processor cores instead of combining numerous lowered-powered parts. What was once Tanglewood - later renamed Tukwila - is dead."
OR IS IT A STILL BIRTH !?!?!?!