| ||Thread Tools|
|4th September 2007, 15:06||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
A brief look at Intel's new Common Systems Interconnect (CSI)
Back in January of 2006, I wrote a short article called "Intel has a major '06-'07 weak spot, and AMD is aiming right at it." That "weak spot" was, of course, Intel's aging shared bus architecture, which was then poised to drag down the company's superior processor architecture and leave AMD's Opteron + HyperTransport combination at the top of the multisocket server heap.
Well, here we are in 2007, and it has happened just like that. In a new whitepaper on Common Systems Interconnect (CSI), Intel's forthcoming answer to HyperTransport, David Kanter gives the following bit of retrospective on what is now recent history: "Intelís platform shortcomings created a weakness that AMD exploited to gain significant market share. It is estimated that Intel currently holds as little as 50% of the market for MP servers, compared to roughly 75-80% of the overall market."
|4th September 2007, 18:58||#2|
Intel is projected to move away from FB-DIMMs now? I thought that was just speculation. Would be a smart idea if they would....
If Intel designed the CSI bus to be easily ported from a copper to a optical based system, then I take it they plan to be using CSI for at least as long as the FSB...
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|CoolIT Systems Acquires Delphi Liquid Cooling Assets||jmke||WebNews||0||27th April 2009 21:50|
|CoolIT Systems Unleashes the Boreas CPU/GPU Cooler||jmke||WebNews||0||1st November 2007 21:06|
|CoolIT Systems Extends Liquid Cooling Technology to the Workstation/Server Market||jmke||WebNews||0||23rd October 2007 19:45|
|Intel's CSI to outperform AMD's Hypertransport||jmke||WebNews||5||13th December 2005 16:27|
|Intel's 65nm Processors Overclocking Preview: 4.5Ghz no problem||jmke||WebNews||2||25th October 2005 22:50|
|ATI is Graphics Provider of Choice for New OEM PCI Express Systems||Sidney||WebNews||0||25th June 2004 00:12|
|General Micro Systems First to Offer Single Board Computer Based on Pentium M Process||Sidney||WebNews||0||24th June 2004 23:59|
|ATI is graphics provider of choice for new OEM PCI Express systems||jmke||WebNews||0||22nd June 2004 17:28|
|ABIT Announces Partnership with PWX Systems||jmke||WebNews||0||13th January 2004 14:14|