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Intel to discuss eight core Xeon at ISSCC

Multicoreinfo.com points us to the folks at Macworld, who did a little digging in the International Solid-State Circuits Conference program, and finds news thatIntel will be talking about its 8 core chips

Intel logoIntel plans to detail an eight-core Xeon processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next month, offering an early look at what appears to be the company’s first eight-core chip.

Details of the Xeon processor that will be discussed during the Feb. 9 presentation are scarce. The ISSCC program only reveals that Intel executives will discuss an eight-core, 16-thread Xeon processor manufactured with a 45-nanometer process.

…The timing of the presentation suggests the eight-core Xeon processor is likely to be the Nehalem EP processor, an upcoming chip that is designed for dual-socket servers and workstations.

Intel declined to comment further to Macworld.

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