In case you cant see where this is going, the idea behind ticktock is to spread out your pain points so you never have two at the same time. Stung by its failure to maintain longheld processor development techniques, intel has declared that the era of ticktock is over, to be replaced by. Intel s ticktock strategy has been the bedrock of their microprocessor dominance of the last decade. Intel refers to this pattern as the tick tock model. Intel accepts that moores law is finally dead, drops its. Time has run out for intels ticktock cpu production plan. Optimizing memory performance of lenovo servers based on.
With that in mind, intels approach was pretty basic, never introduce a new architecture on a new process, and vice. The incredible growth in data produced at the edge, data which must be processed, stored, and moved is driving the need to have a broader, more holistic innovation model. This year, namely, three cpu generations are overlapped in intels desktop and mobile roadmaps. Intc announced that it would be pursuing a new chip development methodology known as ticktock. Intel formally kills its ticktock approach to processor.
Intel signals twilight of moores law and the end of their ticktock process cadence. Its replacement was announced in 2016, called process, architecture, optimization, and is similar to a tick tock cycle, followed by an optimization phase. Tick oznacza mniejszy proces technologiczny, a tock nowa mikroarchitekture. Intel in the data center intels increasing advantage leadership you can count on to fully deliver the benefits of moores law 1. In its latest annual report, intel says that it will be moving away from its decadeold ticktock strategy pdf for developing new chips.
Intel product plans in this presentation do not constitute intel plan of record product roadmaps. Typ zmiany proces produkcji mikroarchitektura nazwa kodowa. Intel has seemingly dropped their ticktock strategy which is the process of offering a new node tick followed by a new architecture tock during a two year time frame. The way in which intel releases new generations of processor family is well known and referred to as the ticktock cycle. Intel refers to this pattern as the ticktock model. Tick tock is a powerful design and manufacturing model, but the next era of computing brings with it new, complex product development demands. They missed a huge chance not calling it ticktocktoe. Intel has seemingly dropped their tick tock strategy which is the process of offering a new node tick followed by a new architecture tock during a two year time frame. What is important here is that this ticktockclock method allows intel to be more regular in its launches and to get its server product line out to the summer of 2022 on the 7 nanometer processes that it now has in development and that.
The intel xeon e7 v3 series of ex processors represents a tock on the familiar intel ticktock model. Intels latest 10k filing spotted at motley fool discloses that the twophase ticktock development model that the company has been using since. Then in stage two, intel pairs that manufacturing process with a new microarchitecture. From the companys 10k filing, we expect to lengthen the amount of time we will. Ticktock is a model adopted in 2007 by chip manufacturer intel. Enter year 2015 the best example of how the stretching and compressing of the tick tock resulted in a situation not seen before not just in intel, but in the cpu industry as a whole. With 6 wafer fabrication sites and 3 assembly test manufacturing locations worldwide, intels manufacturing facilities. Ticktock was a production model adopted in 2007 by chip manufacturer intel. The ticktock approach ensured intel was never attempting to build a brandnew cpu architecture at the same time it ramped a new process node, and gave the company almost a.
Realising the limitations of moores law and its 24 months timeframe, intel has decided to fundamentally change its manufacturing process. In its latest 10k annual report pdf filed last month, intel confirmed the end of its longheralded ticktock strategy of delivering new microprocessors to the market. To help intel shareholders like me, my family and many friends better understand how this ticktock method really works, my pals inside intels investor relations created this. Semiconductor revenue required to support one leading edge fab 2. Mapping intels tick tock clock onto xeon processors. Ticktock predictability continues all products, computer systems, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice. Mac update cycle faces uncertainty as intel abandons tick. Intel uses a ticktock model associated with its generation of processors. Tick tock was a production model adopted in 2007 by chip manufacturer intel.
Tick tock model tick tock tick tock 45nm 32nm penryn nehalem westmere sandybridge 22nm tick tock ivybridge haswell tock 65nm tukwila 32nm tock tock. Intel drops ticktock strategy once and for all now aims. Intel signals twilight of moores law and the end of their. Competitive advantage brings innovation with every tick and tock one of intels key competitive advantages is the ticktock chip design and manufacturing method. Please contact your intel representative to obtain intels. Pdf the haswell microarchitecture 4th generation processor. As such, the manufacturing process technology remains the same at 22nanometers, but the e7 v3 series introduces a new microarchitecture. The ticktock model is built around a system of delivering improvements to manufacturing process technology and.
Moores law stutters as intels ticktock skips a beat. Intel has revealed that it will be updating its tick tock model to a new version with three iterations starting with kaby lake in 2h 2016. Tick tock development model haswell builds upon innovations in the 2nd and 3rd generation intel core i3i5i7 processors sandy bridge and ivy bridge. In 2014, intel created a tock refresh of a tock in the form of a smaller update to the. Ditching the ticktock model, intel has now adopted. Intels ticktock model inspires confidence in the future of. Intels ticktock model inspires confidence in the future of microprocessors and the devices that depend on them.
Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week at sites around the world, intels factories are precisiontuned to perform with maximum efficiency and quality to produce fast, smart, and more energyefficient computer chips. Source intel earnings call seeking alpha and intel pdf. Intel says it will move away from ticktock development. Intel retires tick tock development model, extending the life of each process.522 64 1371 632 217 1010 226 169 1179 1016 720 1083 1286 377 245 407 750 1362 1465 651 27 1257 963 295 670 1004 841 310 958 64 932 583 1340 259 408 1220 75 1077