Intel Unveils Itanium® 2 Brand Name
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2002 - Intel Corporation today announced the brand name for the second-generation Itanium® processor, to be called the Intel® Itanium 2 processor.
Formerly code-named McKinley, the Itanium 2 processor will be the second in a family of 64-bit products from Intel that bring the performance and volume economics of the Intel Architecture to the most demanding segments of computing. The Itanium processor family enables a broad choice of reliable platforms and applications for high-end servers and workstations at significantly lower costs and greater performance than proprietary offerings.
"The Itanium brand connotes a new level of capability for high-end enterprise computing," said Pam Pollace, vice president and director, Worldwide Marketing. "The Itanium 2 name extends this to the next-generation of the Itanium processor family."
Through processor design innovations, Itanium 2-based systems are expected to deliver 1.5 to 2 times the performance of today's Itanium-based systems, and even greater performance versus RISC-based systems in key enterprise-class applications. The Itanium 2 processor is scheduled for mid-year release. Introductions of servers and workstations based on Itanium 2 processors are expected to start at that time and continue throughout the year.
The Itanium 2 processor logo will become part of the Intel Inside® program, the largest co-op advertising program in the world.
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