Intel shows off new ‘Tulsa’ Xeon

Intel and Tulsa, match made in heaven or is Intel trying to say that Tulsa is part of a dying bread, just like their old Netburst processors?

Intel shows off new ‘Tulsa’ Xeon
By Stephen Shankland

Chipmaker demonstrates models of its upcoming high-end server processor at Linux show.

Tulsa, a dual-core processor, is the last of the ill-fated NetBurst lineage of x86 chips from Intel. The NetBurst design in recent years was more notable for increases in power consumption than in performance, but it’s now been largely replaced by the Core microarchitecture that performs better and uses less electricity.

Intel released a Core-based Xeon called Woodcrest in June, but that processor is used only in dual-processor servers. Tulsa is for more powerful four-processor machines.

Photos: ‘Tulsa’ Xeon on display

Read all technology news from this week:

Matt Luria