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NEBS Feature: Intel's Nehalem Finds a Home in the Dell
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor
NEI, a Canton, Mass., telecom equipment provider, is deeply invested in Intel’s Nehalem architecture, betting it’ll become more popular with OEMs and other telecom professionals in 2010.
Company officials think there will be “new areas of focus in 2010,” and people will “need architecture that’s flexible and can serve multiple purposes,” Jeff Hudgins, vice president of engineering for NEI, told TMCnet during a recent podcast interview. Hudgins said a big draw to the product is its low cost and the promise of a reduced space footprint by service providers.
“There’s a long list of improvements and enhancements in the Nehalem architecture, like the quick-path interconnect, which eliminates the front-side bus, increased memory capacity, hyperthreading, multi-course processing,” Hudgins told TMCnet.
Nehalem’s done wonders for Intel’s bottom line, too. The Register (News - Alert) has reported that for the full 12 months, “2009 was worse than 2008 on all fronts except process sales, thanks in large part to the Nehalem Xeon 5500 launch last March.”
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri