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Better, Faster And More Valuable Solutions Key To Growth In Enterprise Market, According To Intel Executive

  • 18 September, 2003 11:31

<p>BETTER, FASTER AND MORE VALUABLE SOLUTIONS KEY TO GROWTH
IN ENTERPRISE MARKET, ACCORDING TO INTEL EXECUTIVE</p>
<p>Intel Focused on Innovation in High Performance Computing, Modularity and
New Products and Technologies for the Enterprise</p>
<p>INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2003 - Speaking to technology industry engineers and developers, Intel Corporation’s senior vice president Mike Fister today discussed the need for better, faster and more valuable enterprise solutions.</p>
<p>Fister highlighted innovations in high performance computing (HPC), manageability, modularity, Intel platforms and future technologies as examples of how the company is working with hardware and software providers to better resolve customer challenges.</p>
<p>“IT managers are faced with increasingly complex problems and depend on the industry to deliver sophisticated solutions so they can remain competitive,” said Fister. “Working together toward the common goal of satisfying this need is the catalyst for continued growth and innovation for our industry.”</p>
<p>Solving technical computing analysis challenges requires systems that can provide high performance, compelling price/performance, and a range of solutions and tools. Intel’s growing success in the HPC market segment is an example of how solutions built on Intel-based platforms can provide these capabilities at significant cost savings with increased flexibility and more choice. Intel-based HPC systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Labs represent some of the world’s largest and most powerful HPC implementations.</p>
<p>To help enable more valuable solutions for companies, Intel is working with the industry to deliver enterprise modular computing capabilities and today introduced the Intel® Enterprise Blade Server family, a new product line designed to bring flexibility and simplified management to an enterprise environment.</p>
<p>The first product is the Intel Server Compute Blade SBXL52 which provides two Intel® Xeon™ processors per blade with a total of 14 blades per chassis. The platform features simplified compute and networking management through the Intel® Management Module and the Intel Deployment Manager by VERITAS* OpForce™. In addition, Intel plans to release a four-way Intel Xeon processor MP-based blade (‘McCarran’) later this year.</p>
<p>Intel’s continued product improvements will be highlighted in 2004 when the company will enhance the Intel® Itanium® 2 family with a larger cache processor, and refresh the versions optimised for dual processor and lower power systems. The Intel Itanium processor family continues to receive broad industry support as evidenced by IBM’s preview of plans for a forthcoming 16 way Intel Itanium 2 processor-based system.</p>
<p>The Intel Xeon processor MP family for servers with four or more processors will be extended with a larger cache processor in the first half of 2004. The first 90-nanometern (nm) Intel Xeon processor MP (code-named ‘Potomac’) will follow with support from a new Intel chipset (code-named ‘Twin Castle’).</p>
<p>Intel will also continue to enhance its industry-leading Intel Xeon family for dual processor servers and workstations with a faster product in 2003 and its first 90-nm enterprise processor in the first half of 2004 (code-named ‘Nocona’). Intel disclosed an additional 90-nm processor (code-named ‘Jayhawk’) that will follow Nocona. Nocona will be supported by new server and workstation chipsets from Intel (code-named ‘Lindenhurst,’ ‘Lindenhurst VS’ and ‘Tumwater’).</p>
<p>New technologies will help further platform performance and scalability. PCI Express, delivered in Intel’s next generation chipsets and supported by industry leaders including Dell, will replace existing architectures and offer enhanced bandwidth to meet the needs for such technical innovations as faster processors, memory, graphics, and communications.</p>
<p>One of the last legacy technologies in a system - the BIOS, which operates after a system is powered on but before the operating system starts - is over 20 years old. To help simplify developing silicon support and tools for this so-called ‘pre-boot’ environment, Intel also disclosed the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface). This Framework will help improve platform manageability, serviceability and recovery of systems.</p>
<p>Intel, too, has need for better, faster and more valuable enterprise solutions. Sandra Morris, Intel’s chief information officer joined Fister to discuss Intel’s internal Intel Itanium 2 processor deployments for mission critical applications such as supply chain applications, Internet infrastructure, customer support, marketing, and product development.</p>
<p>About IDF
The Intel Developer Forum is the technology industry's premier event for hardware and software developers. Held worldwide throughout the year, IDF brings together key industry players to discuss cutting-edge technology and products for PCs, servers, communications equipment, and handheld clients. For more information on IDF and Intel technology, visit http://developer.intel.com</p>
<p>About Intel
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.</p>
<p>- ENDS -</p>
<p>For more information please contact:</p>
<p>Meagen Benson or Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: (02) 9954 3299
Email: meagenb@spectrumcomms.com.au or
debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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