Merom <--- Who comes up with the names?

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  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Just wondering; Who comes up with the "code names" or whatever they are, for the latest, still-in-development CPUs?
     
  2. CompUser Guest

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    I ask myself the same question. Probably marketing people. Merom reminds me of Miriam.

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    On a complete side note I wish they would name the quad processor Mac Pros "Mac Pro Quadra"
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I believe it's 1000 carefully selected monkeys, sitting at 1000 different typewriters for 2 years straight. More money is spent on prototype name research each year than is spent on CPU whine elimination.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yonah and Merom are Hebrew in origin. Given Intel's extensive development presence in Israel, I assume it's either higher-ups there who are giving them the codenames or even higher-level folks at Intel giving the nod to the Israeli contributions with the names.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, I didn't know the Department of Motor Vehicles was involved.


    ZING!
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The DMV's monkeys aren't carefully selected...
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't aware that anyone worked at the dmv. I always thought people just stood in those lines and never went anywhere...

    Yonah and Merom are ok. I want to meet the genious who came up with Longhorn.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Microsoft's recent OS code names come from the British Columbia ski areas...XP was code-named Whistler, while its successor was named Blackcomb. Blackcomb was pushed back and an interim OS release was created. It was named Longhorn after a saloon at the base of Whistler Mountain.
     
  9. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Core 2 was designed by the team in Haifa, Israel that previously designed the Pentium M product line. Could be they named it after a lake in Israel (Merom Lacus) but that's just a guess.
     
  10. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    That's a nice bit of info about merom. Does anyone know where the inspiration for Rogers City, Westchester and so on came from?

    Also, why do they have such interesting code names but such crap real names? Core 2 Duo = yak. It's even worse than MacBook Pro.

    "MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo" is horrendous!
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    We can only hope from Steve Rogers, the one and only Captain America

    mmm Winter Soldier fracking rocked
     
  12. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Just be grateful the Hebrew-influenced names don't work it's way into the actual product names.

    "The Shmuel 3.2ghz rocks my socks" doesn't quite work...
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    This is my belief as well mad jew. ;) :D :D

    Nice! :) Mac Pro Quadra has a certain nostalgic ring to it. :)
     
  15. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Should be happy they didn't pick the name Willy

    Intel Dual Willy:confused:


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