During the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Intel Corporation announced new architecture features of its upcoming Itanium processor, codenamed "Poulson." The new features: Intel Instruction Replay Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology improvements and Itanium New Instructions are aimed to take full advantage of the next generation, 12-wide issue architecture. "Poulson", with eight cores and 3.1 billion transistors, will be the most sophisticated Intel processor to date, and is on track for launch in 2012. It is followed by a future "Kittson" processor, currently under development. Learn more here in a blog post by Pauline Nist, General Manager of Intel's Mission Critical Segment at Intel.