Intel preps interconnect for server CPUs
Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/10/2012 11:00 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. Intel Corp. is not providing details, but it has disclosed plans that confirm industry speculation of recent weeks. The x86 giant is developing a next-generation interconnect it will integrate in future Xeon and Atom server processors addressing a range of uses from supercomputers to microservers.
The news is timed to compete with an announcement late today from Advanced Micro Devices about the Freedom Fabric it acquired with startup SeaMicro. AMD is expected to try to make that interconnect an industry standard for its server CPUs, and probably those of emerging ARM-based server SoCs.
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