The "Arapahoe" 3GIO standard has been approved by the PCI Special Interest Group, paving the way for it to replace the current PCI bus. The PCI SIG's board of directors approved the new standard on Friday morning, although the standard will need to be formally finalized, then ratified in a later session by the membership at large. In interviews, executives at Intel Corp. detailed their plans for Arapahoe, seen as a universal replacement for PCI in desktops, mobile PCs, servers, and other devices.
Transmeta isn't having it all its own way in the ultradense server market it's been pivotal in creating. San Jose start-up Amphus yesterday announced ultra dense 336-way servers based on Intel processors. Much of the preliminary work was done with Crusoe, but the press statement is very gung-ho about the choice of Chipzilla as CPU supplier:-
Several readers noted that we had spelled "Tualatin" incorrectly (i.e., "Tualitin"). Having lived in Oregon and Washington for many years, I must personally confess to having egg on my face. As many of you may know, Tualatin is a river in Oregon, which shares the same headwaters region with the Willamette River. More of you have probably heard of Tualatin as an Intel code name.
One of the worst-kept secrets in the tech world will be unveiled Monday, when Intel launches its
new Pentium III-M mobile processors.
Intel will host an event on Monday introducing five new Pentium III-M chips, ZDNet News has
learned. Many of the major PC manufacturers also are expected to be on hand to announce support
for the new chips in updated notebook PCs.
Intel said this week it is going to make some aggressive price cuts to help drive sales of its desktop Pentium 4 processor. No kidding. Pricing data leaked to Web site Xbit Labs suggests Intel wants to push P4 prices right down to below current Pentium III levels to a smidgeon above Celeron prices with cuts of up to 55 per cent.