Intel Core 2

Core 2 is a brand encompassing a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit x86-64 single-, dual-, quad-core microprocessors based on the Core microarchitecture. The single- and dual-core models are single-die, whereas the quad-core models comprise two dies, each containing two cores, packaged in a multi-chip module; the introduction of Core 2 relegated the Pentium brand to the mid-range market, reunified laptop and desktop CPU lines for marketing purposes under the same product name, divided into the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium M brands. The Core 2 brand was introduced on July 27, 2006, comprising the Solo, Quad, in 2007, the Extreme subbrands. Intel Core 2 processors with vPro technology include the quad-core branches. Although Woodcrest processors are based on the Core architecture, they are available under the Xeon brand. From December 2006, all Core 2 Duo processors were manufactured from 300 millimeter plates at Fab 12 factory in Arizona and at Fab 24-2 in County Kildare, Ireland; the Core 2-branded CPUs include: "Conroe"/"Allendale", "Merom", "Merom-L", "Kentsfield", the updated variants named "Wolfdale", "Penryn", "Yorkfield".

The Core 2 branded processors feature Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, SSE3. Their Core microarchitecture introduced SSSE3, Trusted Execution Technology, Enhanced SpeedStep, Active Management Technology. With a maximum thermal design power of 65W, the Core 2 Duo Conroe dissipates half the power of the less capable contemporary Pentium D-branded desktop chips that have a max TDP of 130 W. With the release of the Core 2 processor, the abbreviation C2 has come into common use, with its variants C2D, C2Q, C2E to refer to the Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme processors respectively. C2QX stands for the Extreme-Editions of the Quad; the successors to the Core 2 brand are a set of Nehalem microarchitecture based processors called Core i3, i5, i7. Core i7 was launched on November 17, 2008 as a family of three quad-core processor desktop models, further models started appearing throughout 2009; the last Core 2 processor to be released was the Core 2 Quad Q9500 in January 2010. The Core 2 processor line was removed from the official price lists in July 2011, the last processors were discontinued in June 2012.

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Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State Schuylkill is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University and it is located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. The Schuylkill campus was chartered in 1934 and was located in Pottsville six miles north of the current campus. Classes were held in rented space, laboratory facilities for science students were shared with an area high school. After World War II, the college began to grow, in 1953, they began offering their first full associate degree programs. In the 1960s, the nearly 500 student body was outgrowing its Pottsville facilities, the college looked to relocate. In 1967, the campus was relocated to a 39-acre tract of land just outside of Schuylkill Haven, former site of the county almshouse; the campus saw continued growth during the 1970s, including expanding infrastructure and the addition of new academic programs and activities. In the fall of 1970 a new associate degree program in the burgeoning field of Computer Science was added to the curriculum. Penn State Schuylkill continued to keep up with emerging technology throughout that decade and into the next with academic programing designed to meet the needs of students and the surrounding community.

In the early 1990s the campus' first baccalaureate degree students began to graduate and the capital campaign for the new library initiated at the end of the previous decade bore fruit when the 22,600 square foot Ciletti Memorial Library opened in December 1994. Throughout the 2000s, Penn State Schuylkill continued to grow to meet the educational needs of twenty-first century students; the campus administers a $1 million scholarship endowment, with over 90% of students receiving some form of financial assistance, Penn State Schuylkill continues its tradition of helping to make a Penn State education affordable and attainable. In fall 2017, Washington Monthly named Penn State Schuylkill a Top 25 Northeast College for value, as well as the best value public university in the state of Pennsylvania. Penn State Schuylkill offers ten baccalaureate and four associate degrees as well as nine academic minors. Students have the option to participate in the 2+2 degree plan, where they can begin any of 275+ majors at the Schuylkill campus and complete the remainder of their degree at another Penn State campus, including University Park.

Penn State Schuylkill teams participate as members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference. In 2018, Penn State Schuylkill was approved for active membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Official website Official athletics website