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Oracle Forsakes Itanium Support

Mar 23, 2011 |

Database maker says chip is “nearing the end of its life;” sets off war of words with HP, Intel.

HP’s Superdome 2: Bigger, Badder Computing

Apr 28, 2010 |

Company sharpens Itanium offerings with new blades.

Itanium Prospects Fade on Nehalem EX Launch

Apr 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?

Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium

Apr 5, 2010 |

Second major OS vendor to bail on processor.

Chips Ahoy: Vendors Show Off Their Latest Silicon

Feb 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.

Intel Sneak Peeks Westmere EP Server Silicon

Feb 4, 2010 |

Intel will preview first 32nm Xeon chips on Monday.

SGI Colors New Shared Memory Machines Ultraviolet

Nov 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.

Intel’s Tukwila Slips Yet Again

May 21, 2009 |

New Itanium chip now expected in Q1 2010.