Itanium servers sing swan-song
Published in Processors

New chip out soon which might be the last

HPE has announced that it will ship the high-end Itanium servers in the second half of the year, and the chip will be supported by HP-UX and OpenVMS.

Oracle told to pay HP $3 billion over Itanium
Published in Processors

The cost of stopping support

A Californian jury has decided that Oracle should not have stopped supporting Itanium and needs to write a cheque to HP for $3 billion for doing so.Needless to say Oracle has said it would appeal the verdict.

Intel downgrades Kittson
Published in Processors

Itanium chugs on and but it will be overweight

Chipzilla has been making mutterings about its much neglected Itanium product, which seem to indicate that it will be downgraded to an elderly process

Won’t move to 22nm


They should have invested in a boat

Even if the Xeon is probably better

Oracle needs to sling its hook

Oracle just made it up

Just as Oracle kills them off