Intel Corp. Monday said it is shipping its Gallatin processor, a 2GHz device with 2 Mbytes of Level 3 cache and 512 Mbytes on-die Level 2 cache aimed at servers that use four or more MPUs.
Made on Intel's 0.13-micron process, the new processor represents the high-end of the Xeon MP family. Intel claimed the Gallatin achieves up to 38% greater performance for typical server workloads than earlier Xeon MP chips.
Two other Gallatin server processors, operating at 1.9GHz and 1.5GHz, both with 1Mbyte of L3 cache, are also shipping. The chips are targeted at mid-tier and back-end servers that also use four or more processors.
The 2GHz chip with 2 Mbytes of L3 cache is priced at $3,692 in 1,000-unit quantities. The 1.9GHz MPU with 1Mbyte of cache carries a list price of $1,980, and the 1.5GHz device with 1Mbyte of cache is $1,177 in 1,000 lot quantities.