kray_zemli (kray_zemli) wrote,

Sandy Bridge is the codename for the processor microarchitecture developed by Intel as the successor to Nehalem. Development began in 2005. Sandy Bridge uses the 32 nm manufacturing process from Westmere (formerly known as Nehalem-C). The former codename Gesher (גשר — which means 'bridge' in Hebrew) was abandoned on April 17, 2007 because the name is also used by a political party in Israel, according to Justin Rattner's keynote at the Spring 2007 Intel Developer Forum. Sandy Bridge is expected to be released in Q1 2011.


It has security features that include the ability to remotely disable a PC or erase information from hard drives without permission from the current operator of the PC. This can be useful in the case of a lost or stolen PC. The commands can be received through 3G signals, ethernet, or internet connections.

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