Originally Posted by wmf
I hate to be a nitpicker, but otherwise I know the information will just propagate...
Kentsfield is the desktop version of Clovertown; both of them are MCMs. Tigerton is a single-die quad-core (aka "true quad core") scheduled for mid 2007.
We really don't know if Tigerton will be a MCM design or a 4-core single die design. The only thing we really know is that Tigerton is slated as the next Xeon MP. As mentioned above, Xeon MP processors are for the 4+ socket server market. Tigerton + Caneland (4 sockets, 4 FSBs (1 per socket), and FB-DIMM) will be a good replacement over the existing Tulsa architecture. Well almost anything would be.
As far as the relationship between Cloverton and Kentsfield, there really isn't any father-son relationship. If I had to use one, they would be brothers. They use the same ICM cores, and are just packaged differently for different markets. That's about it.
For Apple, they will use Cloverton on the existing Mac Pro. It's a drop in replacement and the path of least cost, presuming Apple was forward thinking with its thermal design.