Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Apr 2010 18:29 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Ah, Intel's IA-64 architecture. More commonly known as Itanium, it can probably be seen as a market failure by now. Intel consistently failed to deliver promised updates, and clock speeds have lagged behind. Regular x86-64 processors have already overtaken Itanium, and now Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the last version of Windows to support the architecture.
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RE[3]: Itanium and HP-UX
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 6th Apr 2010 04:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Itanium and HP-UX"
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Apparently its kernel level capabilities are quite good, at least at getting out of Oracle's way. It's long been a leader in database performance.

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