Banias Highlights

By John Taschek  |  Posted 2002-10-28 Print this article Print

Banias Highlights

  • Advanced branch prediction Predicts which operations a program is likely to request based on past behavior

  • Micro-Op Fusion Merges operations that are ready to execute at the same time

  • Power-optimized processor system bus Provides power only where and when needed

  • Dedicated stack manager Allows the processor to execute program instructions without interruption

  • Integrated dual-band wireless Offers 802.11a and 802.11b wireless connectivity

  • ProSet utility software Enables Banias users to move from wired to wireless LAN connections without having to shut down applications

  • New Gigabit Ethernet controller Provides automatic power-down features, is pin-compatible with Intel¹s latest 10/100M-bps LAN motherboard

    Source: Intel

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    As the director of eWEEK Labs, John manages a staff that tests and analyzes a wide range of corporate technology products. He has been instrumental in expanding eWEEK Labs' analyses into actual user environments, and has continually engineered the Labs for accurate portrayal of true enterprise infrastructures. John also writes eWEEK's 'Wide Angle' column, which challenges readers interested in enterprise products and strategies to reconsider old assumptions and think about existing IT problems in new ways. Prior to his tenure at eWEEK, which started in 1994, Taschek headed up the performance testing lab at PC/Computing magazine (now called Smart Business). Taschek got his start in IT in Washington D.C., holding various technical positions at the National Alliance of Business and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. There, he and his colleagues assisted the government office with integrating the Windows desktop operating system with HUD's legacy mainframe and mid-range servers.

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