Intel, HP ready spec of Merced successor

Intel, HP ready spec of Merced successor
Tom Foremski
Intel and Hewlett-Packard (H-P) are working on the successor to their forthcoming 64-bit Merced microprocessor, code named McKinley, which will be more strongly targeted at mainframe-class computer systems.
Sources close to H-P report that the company is taking on a stronger design role in developing McKinley because of its experience in developing enterprise level computer systems.
McKinley will be an extension of the parallel processing architecture found in Merced with enhancements suited for large-scale systems. It will start at 1000MHz, offering at least twice the performance of the first Merced chips and should be available in 2001.


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