from the more-cpus-please dept.
VJ writes "Intel just announced their new 8 way SMP chipset for use with PentiumIII-Xeons. A summary of features: 3X100 buses (2 for CPU's, and 1 for I/O. (The chipset appears to function to some degree as a crossbar switch, between the three buses) Cache coherencey features allow better utilization of L2 cache, other stuff too..) We'll have to wait and see, but this might be a relatively cheap way to get raw CPU for enterprise environments.. (Relative to Sun or HP or SGI)"
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the
only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
-- Wernher von Braun