Profusion chipset


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Profusion chipset

An earlier Intel chipset designed to allow eight Xeon CPUs run in an SMP-based multiprocessing server. The Profusion chipset was introduced in 1999. See SMP.
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Kingston currently supports the Compaq Proliant(R) 8500, Compaq Proliant 8000, and Dell(R) PowerEdge 8450, which each utilize the Profusion chipset, with 256 Megabyte (MB) up to 2GB kits (consisting of two, 1GB memory modules).
While Fujitsu, like the majority of the market, is going with Intel's proprietary ProFusion chipset for upgrading four-way machines to eight-way capability, Siemens opted for its own solution to the problem of connecting SHV quad boards which it calls third level caching (CI No 3,694).
The AV 8900 incorporates the latest Profusion chipset from Intel, supporting up to eight 550 MHz Pentium(R) III Xeon(TM) processors, each with up to 2MB of L2 cache, and up to 16 GB of ECC-protected memory in a rackmounted chassis.
While most of the excitement surrounding the Profusion chipset and its related server lines seems to be concentrated on what these machines will do to prop up the credibility of Windows NT in the enterprise (aside from running network file and print serving, which is NT's current mainstay), the new eight-way boxes will also go a long way to making midrange Unix solutions more affordable.
We are pleased that Compaq worked with Corollary to co-develop the Profusion chipset.
Siemens Computer Systems (SCS) yesterday took the wraps off a new line of its shiny new eight-way Primergy servers, which run Intel Pentium III Xeons but use the German company's own interconnect solution, not Intel's ProFusion chipset.
Intel's Profusion chipset for eight-way servers, which extends the standards-based building block approach to high-end servers for complex, business critical and data intensive computing needs, is expected to be available during the second quarter of 1999, with server systems using the chipset shipping beginning in the third quarter.
High-end server vendors were held up by Intel's delay in getting its Profusion chipset, supporting eight way Xeon servers, to market.
Compaq Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and Data General Corp have all begun shouting about their eight-way Pentium III Xeon servers even though they don't know quite when they will ship because of Intel Corp's delay in delivering its Corollary Profusion chipset.
HDS did its own implementation of Intel Corp's Corollary Profusion chipset which is driving other eight-ways, which gave it early samples as well boosting Profusion's memory throughput to 1.
It has worked through a first X-Architecture roadmap including clustering, eight-way NT - IBM's eight-way NetFinity servers using the Corollary-based Intel Profusion chipset are due late summer - high-speed interconnects, OnForever hot plug and chip-kill memory.