Goh, The Register is er na de Intel webcast van vannacht zelf ook achter gekomen dat hun Willamette verhaaltje bullshit is. De Willamette zal gewoon in de 2de helft van volgend jaar, dus niet eind dit jaar, ge´ntroduceerd worden:
The most interesting slide Intel showed, as it happened, was the last in Craig Barrett's presentation, which presented some details of Intel's future roadmap and scotched the Willamette processor by the end of 1999 canard.
The slide showed Intel producing a Willamette at a greater speed than 1GHz in the second half of next year; along with that, there will be Pentium IIIs at speeds greater than 800MHz. [break] In hetzelfde artikel ook wat info over nieuwe Celerons en de 64-bits Itanium: [/break] In the first half of 2000, the Celeron 500MHz will move into the value desktop space (isn't it already there?), while the mainstream desktop space will be a 800MHz Pentium III, presumably in its Coppermine recension. A similar Xeon at 800MHz will sit in the server space.
The Itanic, formerly known as Merced, is positioned as being in the high end server space in the second half of next year. Intel said the Itanic is already running Oracle 8, Apache IIs and other applications.