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  Pentium Pro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was this, along with the Pentium Pro's high price, due in part to the full speed on-die L2 cache, that caused the rather lackluster reception for the chip among many home PC enthusiasts, given the dominance at the time of the 16-bit Windows 3.1x and MS-DOS.
Pentium Pro clock speeds were 150, 166, 180 or 200 MHz with a 60 or 66 MHz external bus clock.
The Pentium Pro was succeeded by the Pentium II, which was essentially a cost-reduced and re-branded Pentium Pro with the addition of MMX and enhanced 16-bit code performance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pentium_Pro   (861 words)

 Pentium II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pentium II is an x86 architecture microprocessor by Intel, introduced on May 7, 1997.
The original Klamath Pentium II ran at 233 and 266 MHz, were produced in a 0.35 µm fabrication process and produced (for that time) an incredible amount of heat.
Unlike previous Intel processors such as the Pentium and Pentium Pro, the Pentium II was packaged in a slot-based form-factor rather than a socket.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pentium_II   (768 words)

 Pentium 4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pentium 4 is a seventh-generation x86 architecture microprocessor produced by Intel and is their first all-new CPU design, called the NetBurst architecture, since the Pentium Pro of 1995.
The original Pentium 4, codenamed "Willamette", ran at 1.4 and 1.5 GHz and was released in November 2000 on the Socket 423 platform.
Pentium 4 processors use a frontside bus that transfers data on all four corners of the square wave (rising, peak, falling, and trough), instead of on one corner as older processors do, so the actual square wave that controls the clock runs at one-quarter of the FSB frequency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pentium_4   (3991 words)

 Intel Pentium Pro - The Processor Emporium (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The cache on the Pentium Pro ran at full clock speed, and was incorporated directly onto the processor package which made it exterely expensive to manufacture.
The Pentium Pro was far better at processing 32 bit code as used in Windows NT than the 16 bit code of Windows 95/98.
The Pentium Pro could also be used in multi-processor systems of up to 4 processors which made it especially suitable for NT servers.
www.baznet.freeserve.co.uk /PPro.htm   (237 words)

 Computer Processor Information (CPU)
PENTIUM - One of the most famous and most known bugs is the Pentium FPU flaw / bug discovered by a a mathematician in October 1994.
The Pentium Pro CPUs are extremely fast with 32-bit applications and 3-D image processing and rendering when compared to previous Intel processors.
INTEL PENTIUM II (Code Name: Klamath) - Initially the Pentium II 233MHz was released in 1997 and introduced a new physical architecture which encased a circuit board within a plastic case.
www.computerhope.com /help/cpu.htm   (1621 words)

 apcmag.com: Pentium Pro-gression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When we last looked at Pentium Pros in April, the technology was in its nascent stages and very few companies could actually provide us with machines based on Intel's sixth generation processor technology.
Hindered by both their high early asking price and the fact that a great deal of software still uses a 16-bit address size (the Pentium Pro is optimised for 32-bit code), the uptake of the new processor in the year since its launch has been less than spectacular.
The wide availability of Pentium Pro processors with higher clock speeds and the relatively low premium associated with the Pentium Pro 200MHz still make it an attractive option for Windows 95 users, however, as well as an excellent choice for 'future-proofing' a machine against upgrades to full 32-bit operating systems.
www.apcmag.com /apc/v3.nsf/0/C090A71CB5B98C26CA256D440020B752   (914 words)

 cache of pentium pro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pentium Pro had a 256K-512K on-package cache at introduction, with a 1 MB version introduced later.
The L2 cache in the Pentium Pro was not located on the same die as the CPU core.
Intel's Pentium Pro, which was launched at the end of 1995 with a CPU...
www.getintelinfo.com /40/cache-of-pentium-pro.html   (372 words)

 Pentium Pro Inside: I. A Treecode at 430 Gigaflops on ASCI Red, II. Price/Performance of $50/Mflop on Loki and Hyglac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An early lesson we learned is that the memory bandwidth of the Pentium Pro Natoma chipset is not sufficient to support more than two fast ethernet ports (about 20 Mbytes/sec of message traffic) per node when using TCP or UDP protocols, due to copies of data from the kernel to user space.
Through the use of the Pentium Pro hardware performance monitors, we have directly counted the actual number of floating point operations involved while the code was running.
ALICE 2: A cluster of 16 200 mhz pentium pro's.
loki-www.lanl.gov /papers/sc97   (5594 words)

 Define Pentium - a Whatis.com definition
The Pentium Pro, released in 1995, was designed for PC servers and workstation that needed to serve multiple users or needed the speed required for graphics-intensive applications.
Among the Pentium II's features are a 512 KB (kilobyte) level-two (L1 and L2) memory cache and a 32 KB L1 and L2 cache, twice that of the Pentium Pro processor.
The latest Pentium II's are Celeron, a low-end Pentium without the L2 cache, and Xeon, a high-end Pentium that replaces the Pentium Pro for enterprise server and workstation computers.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci212771,00.html   (289 words)

 Intel Pentium II ("Klamath")
In fact, the Pentium II is very much an evolutionary step from the Pentium Pro, which only served to increase the speculation that one of Intel's primary goals in making the PII was to get away from the expensive integrated level 2 cache that was so hard to manufacture on the PPro.
Architecturally, the Pentium II is not very different from the Pentium Pro, with a similar x86 emulation core and most of the same features.
The secondary cache on the Pentium II is still transactional, and maintains the independent backside bus of the Pentium Pro.
www.pcguide.com /ref/cpu/fam/g6PII-c.html   (1427 words)

 Pentium Pro's last gasp | CNET News.com
The Pentium Pro, introduced back in October 1995 as a chip for expensive PC workstation and server computers, never really came down from this lofty market niche to the average PC user's desktop.
In its last iteration, the Pentium Pro will appeal only to the highest of high-end server users before it is finally completely replaced by the equally capable but cheaper Pentium II processor in 1998.
But the death knell for the Pentium Pro is rooted in the fact that the Pentium II is already much like a Pentium Pro in that it has the same basic internal architecture.
news.com.com /2100-1001-202329.html?legacy=cnet&st.ne.fd.mdh   (868 words)

 Pentium Pro Microprocessor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pentium Pro microprocessor is the next generation in the Intel 386, Intel 486, and Pentium family of processors.
The Pentium Pro processor implements a Dynamic execution microarchitecture ----- a unique combination of multiple branch prediction, data flow analysis, and speculative execution while maintaining binary compatibility with the 8086/88, 80286, 80386, 80486, and Pentium processors.
The Pentium Pro (code named P6) is a vast improvement over the Pentium, with large changes in the internal architecture (with most of the ideas from the old Pentium thrown out), achieving clock speeds of 150 to 200 MHz.
www.ece.unh.edu /courses/ece707_4/micropentpro.htm   (985 words)

 An illustrated Guide to 6th generation CPUs
The Pentium II The second 6th generation CPU was Intel's Pentium II from 1997.
This is clearly a retrogression from the Pentium Pro, which can run at 200 MHz between the CPU and L2 cache.
Pentium II is and has been available in 233, 266, 300, 333, 350, 400, 450, and 500 MHz editions.
www.karbosguide.com /hardware/module3e02.htm   (402 words)

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I'll never forget when Intel first announced that the name for the successor to the 486 would be "Pentium." I and most of my fellow computer nerds thought the name was silly and not suitably geeky.
In a nutshell, the answer is that the Pentium brand name, having somehow made the transition from the original Pentium architecture to the radically different Pentium Pro (or P6) architecture, became synonymous with the most successful desktop microprocessor architecture of all time — in fact, in its heyday "Pentium" became virtually synonymous with "PC."
The original Pentium is an extremely modest design by today's standards, and when it was introduced in 1993 it wasn't exactly a blockbuster by the standards of its RISC contemporaries, either.
arstechnica.com /articles/paedia/cpu/pentium-1.ars   (861 words)

 CNN - Is your Pentium Pro too slow? Just upgrade your processor - August 12, 1998
Pentium Pro Overdrives are the last in Intel's upgradable CPU line.
Owners of upgradable Pentium Pro desktop PCs, workstations, and entry-level and departmental network servers can find this OverDrive for around $600 at some PC resellers and direct marketers on Tuesday, and many more in coming weeks.
In addition to raw clock speed, the Pentium II OverDrive brings Intel's MMX graphics rendering technology to Pentium Pro systems, coupled with a 32KB Level 1 internal cache and a 512KB Level 2 cache running at processor speeds.
www.cnn.com /TECH/computing/9808/12/cpupgrade.idg   (547 words)

 Intel Introduces Pentium® II OverDrive® Processor For Pentium Pro Processor-Based Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In addition, the larger caches of the Pentium II OverDrive processor (compared to Pentium Pro processors designed for business desktop PCs, workstations, and entry- and mid-range network servers) will enable dual processor configurations in workstations and servers to achieve additional performance improvements beyond the clock speed increase.
The Pentium II OverDrive processor is manufactured on Intel's advanced 0.25 micron process technology and is the same processor core as the Pentium II and Pentium II Xeon™ processors.
The Pentium II OverDrive processor for Pentium Pro processor-based systems shares many similar technologies with the Pentium II processor, including Dual Independent Bus architecture, Dynamic Execution, Intel MMX technology, 32-KB Level 1 (L1) cache, and a closely coupled 512-KB Level 2 (L2) cache.
www.intel.com /pressroom/archive/releases/DP081098.HTM   (677 words)

 Intel Pentium Pro ("P6")
The Pentium Pro was introduced in 1995 as the successor to the Pentium.
The Pentium Pro was the first mainstream CPU to radically change how it executes instructions, by translating them into RISC-like microinstructions and executing these on a highly advanced internal core.
The Pentium Pro's cache is also non-blocking, which allows the processor to continue without waiting on a cache miss.
www.pcguide.com /ref/cpu/fam/g6PPro-c.html   (948 words)

 Pentium Pro - Enterprise Networking Planet - Practical Advice for Managing Your LANs, WANs, SANs and WLANs
The Pentium Pro is Intel's sixth generation microprocessor (P6).
Although, it shares the same name as the fifth-generation Pentium microprocessor, the Pentium Pro is architecturally quite different.
Contains a detailed, illustrated comparision of the Pentium Pro P6 and P5 chips in the areas of performance, specifications, and manufacturers of motherboards.
networking.webopedia.com /TERM/P/Pentium_Pro.html   (229 words)

 Pentium Pro - Computing Reference - eLook.org
(Known as "P6" during development) Intel's successor to the Pentium processor, in development Jan 1995, generally available 1995-11-01.
The original 0.35 micron versions of the Pentium Pro released on 1995-11-01 run at 150 and 166 Mhz for desktop machines and up to 200 Mhz for servers.
The Pentium Pro is optimised for 32-bit software and runs 16-bit software slower than the original Pentium.
www.elook.org /computing/pentium-pro.htm   (166 words)

 Pentium Pro/Pentium II Chipsets
These chipsets are all Intel since Intel dominates the Pentium Pro and Pentium II market.
This is the mainstream chipset for the Pentium Pro motherboard.
Supporting mainly the Pentium II, along with AGP and full PC97 compliance, this chipset was Intel's powerhouse chipset.
www.pcmech.com /show/chipsets/145   (802 words)

 features of pentium pro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It highlights the differences between the Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors,...
The Pentium® Pro processor achieves its performance goals by exploiting the...
The Pentium II builds on the design of the Pentium Pro,...
www.getintelinfo.com /10/features-of-pentium-pro.html   (421 words)

 Tweak3D.net - Intel Reviews
The Pentium II was optimized for both 32-bit and 16-bit software and once again users were delighted that their applications and games ran at peak performance.
The Pentium II went away with the on-die L2 cache that distinguished the Pentium Pro and included external cache modules instead.
This made the Pentium II much more purchasable than the Pro was and even outperformed the P-Pro.
www.tweak3d.net /reviews/intel/p4   (517 words)

 Pentium Pro PC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pentium® Pro processor family is Intel's next generation of performance for high-end desktops, workstations and servers.
The Pentium Pro processor delivers more performance than previous generation processors through an innovation called Dynamic Execution.
The Pentium Pro has a 180 MHz processor, 128 Mb of RAM, 256 KB Cache and a 5 Gigabyte harddisk.
www.iaaf.uwa.edu.au /PentiumPro.html   (128 words)

 Ars Technica: Hail to the Pentium Pro - Page 1 - (8/1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
What I'm sayin' is: You gotta have the hardware, and it was the Pro before all other processors that brought NT to the fore of prosumer computing, and ever since the Pro's release, NT has finally been treated like a true general-purpose workstation OS alternative.
As far as I am concerned, the Xeon is the child of the Pentium Pro.
If you really wanna honor that power that is the Pentium Pro without sacrificing yourself to the generic retail market, rebel against wimpdom and get yourself a Celeron 300A while supplies last.
arstechnica.com /cpu/ppro_editorial.html   (1096 words)

 Pentium Pro Peformance monitoring counter driver for Linux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Intel Pentium Pro and Pentium II CPUs have hardware support for counting any two of several dozen low-level hardware events.
Note that the Pentium and Pentium with MMX CPUs are very different under the hood from the Pentium Pro and Pentium II CPUs.
The Pentium and Pentium with MMX cpus have different performance counters which are accessed in different ways.
www.cs.cornell.edu /courses/cs612/2001sp/assignments/ps1/pmc/pmc.html   (625 words)

 The Dual Pentium Pro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
December, 2000: Dual Pentium Pro server is up and running in its final configuration.
The bottom has fallen out of the market for Pentium Pro's with 256k cache because people are upgrading to Pentium Pro's with 1Meg of cache, Pentium Pro Overdrive chips, Pentium II Xeons, or Pentium IIIs or Athlons that would out-perform these chips for a modest outlay of cash.
I wanted a dedicated server, and Pentium Pro's (and especially dual processor setups) are server processors.
www.consolidateddiversions.com /dualpro.html   (2892 words)

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