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Intel Xeon MP (Tigerton) processors

Introduction: September 2007


The Xeon brand refers to many families of Intel's x86 multiprocessing CPUs - for dual-processor (DP) and multi-processor (MP) configuration on a single motherboard targeted at non-consumer markets of server and workstation computers, and also at blade servers and embedded systems. The Xeon brand has been maintained over several generations of x86 and x86-64 processors. Older models added the Xeon moniker to the end of the name of their corresponding desktop processor, but more recent models used the name Xeon on its own. The Xeon CPUs generally have more cache than their desktop counterparts in addition to multiprocessing capabilities. Intel's (non-x86) IA-64 processors are called Itanium, not Xeon.

The Tigerton core

The 7300 series, codenamed Tigerton (product code 80565) was a four-socket (packaged in Socket 604) and greater capable quad-core processor, consisting of two dual core Core 2 architecture silicon chips on a single ceramic module, similar to Intel's Xeon 5300 series Clovertown processor modules. It was announced on 5 September 2007.

The 7300 series used Intel's Caneland (Clarksboro) platform. Intel claimed the 7300 series Xeons offered more than twice the performance and more than three times the performance per watt as Intel's previous generation 7100 series. The 7300 series' Caneland chipset provided a point to point interface allowing the full front side bus bandwidth per processor.

The 7xxx series was aimed at the large server market, supporting configurations of up to 32 CPUs per host.

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.