What you need to know about Intel's Nehalem CPU

"Atom" is the brand name for Intel's newly-launched ultramobile processor line, but it could just as well be the name for Intel's next-generation 45nm microarchitecture. This new core microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, forms the basic building block from which Intel will assemble the brains for everything from high-end servers to svelte notebooks. Insofar as Nehalem represents a lot more than just a new processor, it's a significant shift for Intel at almost every level.

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Karebear3848d ago

FTFA "Because of this emphasis on parallelism and bandwidth, "Nehalem," broadly conceived, is less of a "processor" in the classical sense than it is a set of building blocks that can be assembled in different configurations for different market segments."

This sounds an awfully lot like how the cell processor system works, only the cell goes a step farther and has seperate silicon.

I've been out of the VLSI design business for a while, any current Computer Engineers want to chime in on this?