'Tanglewood' to top Intel chip show

Intel plans to describe a new high-end Itanium chip code-named Tanglewood at its Developer Forum conference next month, sources close to the company said. The chip will include as many as 16 processors on a single slice of silicon. "So-called multicore designs that include several processors on the same chip are an increasingly popular way to use the ever-larger amounts of circuitry that advanced manufacturing processes permit, but other companies are slightly ahead of Intel in the multicore business."

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