US technology titans IBM and Intel have rolled out powerful new computer
chips designed for businesses continually demanding more from networks and data
Intel introduced an Itanium processor 9300 series developed under the code
name "Tukwila" that it touts as delivering twice the performance of prior
The 9300 series features two billion transistors per chip and four "cores,"
mini-brains that process data.
"With the Gartner Group predicting a 650 percent growth in IT data over the
next five years, businesses need increasingly powerful and scalable enterprise
servers," Intel said in a release.