India launched its first microprocessor for the servers, through world’s largest chipmaker Intel. This was the first x86 microprocessor with 45nm technology from Intel which has been completely made by the team of 300 Indian's based in Intel's Bangalore research and development centre.
This new Intel Xeon 7400 series processor has up to six processing cores per chip, 16MB of shared cache memory and 1.9 billion transistors. Platforms based on these processors can scale up to 16 processor 'sockets' to deliver servers with up to 96 processing cores inside, offering scalability, ample computing threads and extensive memory resources, Intel said. It delivers almost 50 percent better performance in some cases, and up to 10 percent reduction in platform power, the company said.
Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel India, said, “The quality of available talent, technology ecosystem and business potential are factors which make India a strategic business site for Intel. We have achieved a considerable degree of expertise in product design.”