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    News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    The delayed next generation of Intel?s RISC enterprise processor emerges blinking into the daylight.
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    Re: News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    Does anyone use Itanium in practice? I don't think I've seen it deployed at any of my customer's sites.

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    Re: News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Does anyone use Itanium in practice? I don't think I've seen it deployed at any of my customer's sites.
    Not for your average company that needs some application & web servers.

    It's used on high performance UNIX systems mostly I think, science & big number crunching applications.

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    Re: News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Does anyone use Itanium in practice? I don't think I've seen it deployed at any of my customer's sites.
    Given that the slides claim $5bn of Itanium server revenue in 2008, someone must.

    If I was part of the Itanium development team, I'd be very worried that RISC and mainframe server share has dwindled from $30bn and 60% share, to $27bn (including itanium) and < 50% share. Don't be fooled by the fact that they've coloured the Itanium slice of the pie blue: they're very firmly in the orange slice that's losing ground to x86-based server platforms.

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    Re: News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Given that the slides claim $5bn of Itanium server revenue in 2008, someone must.

    If I was part of the Itanium development team, I'd be very worried that RISC and mainframe server share has dwindled from $30bn and 60% share, to $27bn (including itanium) and < 50% share. Don't be fooled by the fact that they've coloured the Itanium slice of the pie blue: they're very firmly in the orange slice that's losing ground to x86-based server platforms.
    And they'll lose more when they release Nehalem-EX!
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    Re: News - Intel finally launches new Itanium

    For existing Itanium customers this new upgrade is a no brainer. OK, so a new compiler and motherboard unlocks the full potential, but it should be a relatively cost effective improvement.

    Can't say I know anyone using it myself, but then again I don't need to do (or know anyone that does need) serious number crunching. The Itanium's got great floating point performance, and some decent virtualisation and protection features. Beyond that, I'm not sure it's got much going for it..

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