HP unveils chip road map

HP unveils chip road map

Hewlett-Packard this week revealed some specifics for the planned integration of Intel's Merced chip technology into HP servers, a new 64-bit processor, and its longer-term plans for its 64-bit PA-RISC processor.

HP said it will integrate Merced into forthcoming HP NetServer products. The first NetServer systems with Merced will be available in mid-2000 and will deliver design improvements in CPU bandwidth and I/O systems, according to HP.

The vendor's new processor is the 64-bit PA-8500, which will be offered at two speeds for specific applications, according to HP. For systems such as the HP 9000 V-Class enterprise server there will be a 440MHz version, and for systems such as HP's C-Class workstations there will be a 360MHz version. Both will be available around the beginning of next year, the company said.

As for the company's longer-term PA-RISC plans, HP said it will deliver significant enhancements to its PA-8000 family. The PA-8600 is scheduled for 2000 and is slated to be offered at an estimated clock speed of 560MHz. In 2001 the PA-8700 is planned, which will be followed by the PA-8800 and the PA-8900.

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