Oracle Forsakes Itanium Support

March 23, 2011

Database maker says chip is "nearing the end of its life;" sets off war of words with HP, Intel. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

HP’s Superdome 2: Bigger, Badder Computing

April 28, 2010

Company sharpens Itanium offerings with new blades. Read more…

By Mike Fratto

Itanium Prospects Fade on Nehalem EX Launch

April 7, 2010

Last week's debut of the Intel Xeon 7500 (aka Nehalem EX) has stirred up renewed speculation about the future of Intel's other 64-bit server chip, the Itanium. Intel launched the EX silicon with much fanfare on March 30, positioning it as a mainstream x86 processor for the mission-critical enterprise space. That raises the question: Where does Nehalem EX leave Itanium? Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium

April 5, 2010

Second major OS vendor to bail on processor. Read more…

By James Niccolai

Chips Ahoy: Vendors Show Off Their Latest Silicon

February 9, 2010

Chipmakers converged on San Francisco this week to talk up their newest semiconductor products at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Of particular interest to the HPC crowd are Intel's Westmere EP and "Tukwila" Itanium 9300, and IBM's POWER7. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Intel Sneak Peeks Westmere EP Server Silicon

February 4, 2010

Intel will preview first 32nm Xeon chips on Monday. Read more…

By Timothy Prickett Morgan

SGI Colors New Shared Memory Machines Ultraviolet

November 16, 2009

After what may be the longest development cycle ever for a supercomputer, SGI has unveiled the first commercial implementation of its Ultraviolet architecture. The company first announced "Project Ultraviolet" at SC03. Now six years later, it has launched Altix UV, the company's first scale-up HPC system based on x86 technology. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Intel’s Tukwila Slips Yet Again

May 21, 2009

New Itanium chip now expected in Q1 2010. Read more…

By Gordon Haff

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