Intel Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its first dual processor Pentium III Tualatin 800MHz blade server chips, its highest-performance chip yet for the ultra-dense low power servers.
Lisa Hambrick, director of Intel enterprise processor marketing, said the new dual processor configuration will offer 63% higher performance than the single Tualatin blade server chips introduced earlier.
The new dual processor Tualatins will also be Intel's first blade server chips to support 133MHz SDRAM memory up to a total memory size of 2-gigabytes.
The new blade server processors use the third party chipset by ServerWorks, Santa Clara, Calif.
The new dual processor versions are priced at $289 for each chip in quantities of 1000.
Hambrick said the dual processor Tualatins are aimed at the middle range of the blade server market. The single processor Tualatin blade processors previously introduced are targeted at the ultra-low power portion of the market.
"Intel expects to see future blade products using the Xeon Prestonia version for the high performance blade servers," she said. "Those systems will be the first blade servers to support DDR SDRAM memory." She gave no timetable for introducing the new Xeon blade server version.