Issue No.02 - March/April (2007 vol.27)
Sivakumar Radhakrishnan , Intel
Sundaram Chinthamani , Intel
Kai Cheng , Intel
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.44
The Intel 5000 is a shared-memory, symmetric dual-processor system based on the energy-efficient, high-performance Intel Core 2 dual- and quad-core processors. A key component is the northbridge, which interconnects processor, memory, and I/O interfaces. The Blackford northbridge chipset provides multicore processor support and platform-level features and technologies. Its critical microarchitectural improvements offer significant performance advantages.
platform architecture, shared memory, dual-processor system, northbridge chipset, low-power design, I/O bridges, FB-DIMM memory technology
Sivakumar Radhakrishnan, Sundaram Chinthamani, Kai Cheng, "The Blackford Northbridge Chipset for the Intel 5000", IEEE Micro, vol.27, no. 2, pp. 22-33, March/April 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.44