Intel announced it has begun limited production of the latest iteration of its Nehalem processors, codenamed Jasper Forest. The Jasper Forest will be built on 45nm processes, but will use 32nm technology for 27W system power savings. This method will allow for PCI Express 2.0 ports, RAID 5 and 6 support and Intel 3420 chipset connectivity directly from the CPU, says SlashGear.
The new dual-processing Nehalem Xeon chip is tailored for the data storage and communications markets. InfoWorld reports the processors are due for release in December and will be targeted at applications like ultra-dense blades, IPTV, VoIP, NAS and SAN.