Chip Shot: New Intel® Itanium® 9500 Processor Doubles Performance for Mission-Critical Computing

Today Intel announced the new Intel® Itanium® 9500 processor family delivering scalable and resilient performance to run IT’s mission-critical applications. Based on the new micro-architecture, new generation of Itanium, previously codenamed “Poulson”, features twice the number of cores, provides up to 2.4 times more performance and 33 percent faster I/O speed over the previous generation. To provide a more sustainable path for Itanium development and greater design flexibility, Intel has also announced that the future generations of Itanium processors will adopt an innovative “Modular Development Model” that enables deeper commonality between Itanium and Xeon processors E7 family, from shared silicon design elements to full socket compatibility.