Intel Penryn 45nm CPU Already Up and Running
We just got an interesting tid-bit of information from Intel we thought you'd be interested in. It looks like Intel already has working samples of their next generation 45nm desktop processor, code named Penryn, and it has booted multiple operating systems successfully...
Since late June, we have introduced almost 30 (29) server, desktop and laptop processors based on the Core Microarchitecture, with the majority coming earlier to market than we first forecasted to our customers. Nine of those are quad-core server and desktop processors for in just over two months since our first launch."
News broke last night that Intel had booted Windows XP on Penryn A0 silicon but now they've also confirmed Vista, Linux and Mac OS-X are up and running as well.