64-bit Intel server onslaught begins
Posted by Kenneth Farmer (Tuesday August 03 2004 @ 06:44AM EDT) [ ]
News.com: Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM and others announced on Monday the first servers to use Intel Xeon processors augmented with 64-bit extensions, a technology with major long-term implications.

The 3.6GHz chip, code-named Nocona, is used in increasingly powerful dual-processor machines that account for the bulk of Intel's presence in the market for servers. The systems are part of a new 64-bit era begun by Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices, an era that makes it easier to support more than 4GB of memory on the companies' "x86" chips.

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