Developed under the code-name Paxville, the Xeon processor will be used both by Dell and IBM on their systems.
Intel intends to deliver two optimized Intel Xeonâ„¢ dual-core processors with IntelÂ® EM64T designed for dual-processor and multi-processor platforms.
Intel started the production of the Xeon chip based on single-core technology in September last year. The dual-core and multi-core Xeon chips were originally due in 2006, but in August, the company announced that development was ahead of schedule.
Intel expects to begin revenue shipments of its first mobile dual-core processor, code-named â€œYonahâ€?, also this year and go into volume production in 2006. Based on a mobile-optimized micro-architecture and 65nm process technology, â€œYonahâ€? is designed to provide power management capabilities and enhanced performance for multiple demanding applications and multi-threaded applications.
Further on the horizon, Intel plans to deliver additional processors with two or more cores for mobile, desktop and server platforms. At present, the company has many dual-core and multi-core designs in development.