Intel rolls out Montvale chip
Eddie Toh, regional platform marketing manager of the Server Platforms Group for Asia-Pacific at Intel, told [url=http://www.news.com/Intels-Montvale-Itanium-chip-arrives/2100-1006_3-6216156.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-5&subj=news]CNET[/url] that Montvale has three new features.
The first new feature -- core-level lockstep -- is said to strengthen the Itanium platform's support for mission-critical applications, as it "improves the data integrity and reliability of applications by eliminating undetected errors in the core."
The second new feature is a power-management feature known as "demand-based switching," or DBS, Toh said. It reduces power consumption by servers during low CPU-utilization periods.
According to Toh, the third feature is an increase in the front-side bus performance by up to 667MHz, which means applications that demand greater bandwidth can run faster. In addition, the 9100 processor series has a clock speed of up to 1.66GHz.