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Intel’s Thunderbolt in a nutshell

Light Peak arrives earlier than expected

EARLIER TODAY APPLE announced its new MacBook Pro notebooks featuring Thunderbolt I/O , a newly developed interface by Intel and Apple which was previously known as Light Peak. Now things didn’t quite develop as what was said when Intel previewed the technology during IDF, as instead of using optical cables and a USB port like interface, Thunderbolt in Apple’s implementation uses copper wires and a mini DisplayPort interface.
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Intel’s E7 series of Xeon processors look impressive

More of everything, but it's not really new technology

WE’RE FAIRLY CERTAIN that Intel couldn’t possibly be any more confusing when it comes to its CPU line-ups these days and that’s just the standard desktop parts, but today we’re going to take a closer look at Intel’s Westmere-EX line of Xeon E7 processors. The E7 series of Xeon processors are those that are above the Sandy Bridge-EP socket 2011 parts and they use the older socket 1567, confused yet?
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Apple set to launch Light Peak next week?

Something called Thunderbolt is coming

APPLE IS EXPECTED to unveil its next generation iPad as well as several new MacBook SKUs next week at an event the company is hosting on the 2nd of March. However, for those more interested in technology than the actual devices there’s something far more interesting being announced, namely something Apple calls Thunderbolt and what is thought to be Intel’s Light Peak.
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