Montecito the Intel’s dual core processor for high-end servers has been officialy launched today in New York.
It has already been used for Fujitsu servers. Intel starts shipping it to other server manufacturers.
The website News.com reported that each Montecito has two processor cores, which is a first for the Itanium line. Of the six Montecito models introduced, the top-end 9050 has 1.7 billion transistors and 24MB of high-speed cache memory. The models range in clock speed from 1.4GHz to 1.6GHz and in price from $696 to $3,692 (in quantities of 1,000).
Montecito is formally known as a Itanium 2 9000. Intel expects to improve their position on the market for high-end servers. The company competes to IBM and Sun Microsystems.
Intel has already unveiled the Woodcrest, a single-core CPU known as a Xeon 5100. It is used for mainstream servers where the main rival of the company is AMD’s Opteron.
Intel plans to launch a dual-core Xeon server processor Tulsa in October.