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    News - Intel's Itanium finally turns a profit

    After 10 difficult years and over $10 billion in investments, it seems Intel's server chip is finally making some money.
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    Re: News - Intel's Itanium finally turns a profit

    So did they use air balloons or what?
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    Re: News - Intel's Itanium finally turns a profit

    SGI are still about, and still shipping Itanic... although their current cluster offering and next-gen NUMA system is Xeon-based

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    Re: News - Intel's Itanium finally turns a profit

    Is that profitable in that they've clawed the development costs back ($10+ billion) or profitable in that they now actually make money on each unit sold ?

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    Re: News - Intel's Itanium finally turns a profit

    Both. They've recovered the investment capital, and now they can make a more reasonable profit on the chips while selling them cheaper. It'll still always be the biggest flop in Intel's history.
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