Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 21:06 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, the Itanium Solutions Alliance put out a statement with some vague numbers showing the strength of the Itanium server platform in 2008. By IDC's reckoning of the server space in the fourth quarter, shipments of Itanium-based machines rose by 18 per cent and it was the seventh straight quarter of sales that crested above $1bn for the Itanium server category. Data from Gartner's report covering 2008's server sales indicated that Itanium machines outgrew RISC-based alternatives in terms of sales and shipments, growing share in each category.
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RE: Comment by abraxas
by StuffMaster on Wed 6th May 2009 21:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by abraxas"
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From what I understand Itanium has great FP performance but that's it. It is only good for a limited amount of applications and has never performed as well as it was supposed to. I don't think it has a very bright future to be honest.


Indeed, that's what I've always heard. The fanboys need to elaborate more to convince us of Itanium's goodness.

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