E8870 Chipset

Article: The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and Beyond
By: José Javier Zarate (jzarate.delete@this.unav.es), February 5, 2003 8:13 am
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Dear Mr. Arcadian

Could you tell me what are the differences between the two versions of the chipset, as far as I can tell the E8870SP component does what the scalability port was supposed to do in standard versions of the chipset. Or is it that two versions have been developped to keep cost lower for machines of 4 or less processors?

Thanks

Arcadian (a@a.com) on 2/5/03 wrote:
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>José,
>
>I understand that the chipset is now selling in systems, which means I can talk about it more liberally.
>
>First, Unisys does use the E8870 chipset for 16-way processing, and so do others.
>
>Look at the diagram on page 3 of the product brief, and you will see that each
>SPS component has 4 connections. However, these components can actually connect
>to up to 6 devices, the other 2 being additional SNC nodes. With 4 total SNC nodes,
>each carrying 4 Itanium 2 processors, that makes the total number of processors 16.
>
>ftp://download.intel.com/design/chipsets/e8870/E8870SP_PB.pdf
>
>The E8870 is a very large, very sophisticated, very high bandwidth server chipset.
>I believe people will see that it offers excellent performance in server oriented
>tasks, and very high availability. I hope it ends up being successful in the market.
>
>(Not speaking for Intel)
>
>José Javier Zarate (jzarate@unav.es) on 2/4/03 wrote:
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>>It appears that the E8870 Chipset is being used by some OEMs among others Microway,
>>Aspen Systems and founder (and maybe Unisys as it is unknown they have developped
>>its own chipset). It also appears to be a high scalability version
>>(ntel E8870 Chipset, featuring the E8870SP component) Finalle, the note of future
>>availability of the product has disappeared from the webpage as if it were available now.
>
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