Taiwanese hardware maker Asustek Computer this week showed off a prototype two-way server running an unreleased dual-core Intel Xeon processor, known by the code-named Bensley, at the Computex exhibition in Taipei. Bensley is the dual-core version of Xeon designed for two-way servers. Another dual-core Xeon chip, currently called Paxville, is designed for four-way servers.
Each Bensley processor used in the Asustek system has two cores that can each handle two processor threads, Pao said. This means that the two-way server can simultaneously handle eight threads, which will greatly increase performance, he said, noting that each processor can have up to 4GB of DRAM.