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Intel ditches Gesher

Like a wet bar of soap, Intel’s chip roadmap pops out of my hand the instant I think I’ve got it.

According to The Register today (covering from the Intel Developer Forum):

Intel first talked up “Gesher” during last September’s IDF (Intel Developer Forum), using the name to describe an upcoming 32nm processor that will use a fresh micro architecture.

…Gesher shall be known from here on out as Sandy Bridge.

“Gesher” means “bridge” in Hebrew and is also the name of an Israeli political party.

Intel’s server chip chief Pat Gelsinger told us that the company abandoned Gesher “for a variety of internal and external reasons” and added that the company prefers “non-volatile code-names.”

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