Beyond Kittson, there will be no more chips coming from the Itanium
family, an Intel spokesman said in an email.
HPE argued that although Oracle did return to the Itanium
HPsued Oraclein June 2011, saying the company had breached a contract when it stopped porting software to the Itanium
platform, which powers HP's so-called mission-critical servers for large enterprises.
"Built on a new microarchitecture and providing breakthrough performance, the Intel Itanium
9500 processor family signals Intel's ongoing commitment to deliver unparallelled reliability...
To achieve that, HP will also move other hardware and software features from its Itanium
systems to the Xeon-based servers, including technologies such as its Crossbar Fabric and nPars partitioning.
Compared to the previous system, which used single-core Itanium
processors, Dynamo ran 50 percent faster on the dual-core system.
The PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers incorporate Dual-Core Intel Itanium
2 processors, eXtended PARtitioning (XPAR) capabilities and Intel Virtualization Technology.
Intel is courting CIOs with a two-pronged 64-bit strategy encompassing the Xeon, which now offers both 32-bit and 64-bit operation, and the 64-bit only Itanium
. Until the beginning of this year, Intel had rubbished the hybrid approach espoused by rival AMD, and maintained Itanium
was the only sensible way to move beyond 32 bit computing.
-- With a starting price of $2,995 before trade-in discount, the Sun Blade 1500 is over 30% cheaper than the Itanium
based HP zx2000.
HP has awarded 19 universities across the United States $2.9 million in state-of-the-art Itanium
[R] 2-based workstations and servers.
TimesTen, Inc., Mountain View, Calif., a provider of infrastructure software for real-time event processing, has introduced TimesTen version 5 for Intel Itanium
2 processor- based servers running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS operating system.
As for the third item on the list: Skip the initial Itanium