As good as Xeon chips might be for lots of things, Intel obviously believes that it needs some other silicon: the chip giant bought privately held networking ASIC maker Fulcrum Microsystems on Tuesday. Intel has made no secret of the fact that it wants to expand its Xeon line of server processors out into storage arrays and …
I'd normally criticise a Intel aquisition
But this might be a winner.
Networking manufacturers (particularly the 10GigE, low latency crowd) have got to there present performance level with process shrinks.
If Intel can give them a 0.5-1 node process lead, maybe network interconnects would become as much a commodity as x86 CPU's....
Intel Buys Clockless
I was wondering when this clockless stuff would turn up.
I daresay it'll be used in on-chip inter-core communications functions ..