Tukwila is the code-name for a future generation of Intel's Itanium processor family following Itanium 2 and Montecito. It is expected to come to market in late 2008. While its features have not been publicly disclosed in detail, it is said to utilize both multiple processor cores (multi-core) and SMT techniques. The engineers said to be working on this project are ones acquired from the DEC Alpha effort, the EV8 iteration of which was to be focused on SMT.
The chip will have 4 processor cores per die and 30MB of cache; it may only be able to run at full rated clock with some cores deactivated. In this way it can be configured for highest multithreaded performance or highest single thread performance, while staying within its thermal limits.
The processor should also be the first to pack more than 2 billion transistors on a single chip.
Whitefield, the first Xeon processor to feature QuickPath, suffered significant project delays and was cancelled. The first processor to use QuickPath, the Intel Core i7, will be released in October 2008.