Posted by Ken Farmer, Thursday May 26 2005 @ 08:01AM EDT
TechWorld: Has the Itanium got a future? It's question that many people have asked in recent years, as the development and sales pace of Intel's most powerful -- but also slowest-selling -- processor continue to dribble along in a most unIntel-like manner. We asked the question we asked back in September but things have moved on since then -- not least HP's acquisition of a new leader.
On the downside, in January this year Microsoft pulled out from its Itanium-based XP development programme, in favour of the more popular Xeon. The move marked the end for Itanium 2 in Windows-based workstations and followed the abandonment by all major hardware vendors of the 64-bit chip for use in workstations.
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