I came across this link just by chance at CNET News.com, the technology news web site in the "Resource center from News.com sponsors" section. IBM may have given up on "Deep Blue" computer chess sponsorship but Intel seems to have taken up the void left by IBM.
"Like a pit crew attending to a Formula 1 race car, an Intel application engineering team worked closely with Deep Junior developers Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky before the competition—as well as between matches—to optimize Deep Junior performance on a next-generation Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series-based platform (codenamed Woodcrest) to help secure the win."
ChessBase.com has an article on the tournament here: Shay Bushinsky: How Deep Junior Conquered Turin
To read more from Intel about the technology used to power "Deep Junior" click on the following link for a PDF article: Deep Junior Triumphs in the World Computer Chess Championship