news.com: The 64-bit squabble will heat up Monday, when Intel comes out with its first 32/64-bit chip for workstations and servers.
Nocona, the code name of a Xeon chip from Intel, can run both 32-bit software, the kind found on most PCs today, and 64-bit software such as complex databases. The chip is expected to debut at 3.6GHz and lower speeds and come with an 800MHz system bus, according to Kevin Krewell, editor in chief of the Microprocessor Report. Intel will also release complementary chipsets.
A variety of manufacturers are expected to come out with workstations incorporating the chip on Monday, with most releasing servers at a later date. Some smaller specialty manufacturers are expected to release servers next week.