ComputerWorld: Chip giant Intel is finally launching its Itanium2 enterprise processor, code-named Montecito manufactured with 90nm process.
Intel's RISC-based Itanium processor has been slow to catch on, and the dual core version is over a year late to market. IDC server and workstation hardware analyst Chris Ward says other RISC vendors like Sun, HP and IBM have had multi-core processors already, and that Intel is playing catch-up with the Itanium2 9000 series chips.
Ward says that while he isn't aware of any New Zealand customers for the Itanium2, there are a couple in Australia. It is a growing business though, Ward says, with the Itanium2 reaching into the large-computer enterprise space traditionally dominated by RISC vendors.