Through the mists of time comes swimming a whole bunch of new Intel codenames for Xeon, Foster and Merced systems.
For low end servers in late Q3, expect to see the single processor Mimosa and dual CPU Pine and Hemlock boards using 133MHz FSB and the 820 chipset.
Higher up the scale come the Willow two way and the Koa four way, both using the 840 chipset.
Moving into the second half of 2000 we should see the Tumbleweed uniprocessor board and the Juniper two way, while at the high end, the Lion quad Merced board should appear in systems costing up to $20K.
In early 2001 two boards for Foster - the IA32 successor to Coppermine - are scheduled: the two way Hickory; and the four way Shasta.
Meanwhile, workstation users also have a choice of new motherboards. The dual processor Pentium III Outrigger and the Dual Xeon Brigantine will both use the 840 chipset, while the first two way Merced board, codenamed Big Sur, should sample sometime in Q2 2000, with the 460GX chipset, PCI 64/66, 16Gbyte memory, AGP 4X and AGP Pro.
Further out it gets a bit more hazy, with boards scheduled for Coppermine, dubbed Lewis and Clark, appearing towards the end of 2000.
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