Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2006 13:34 UTC
Intel "Many people in the industry assumed that Itanium had a low - and poor - profile among end users. That was what the folks at IDC assumed until recently, when they surveyed 500 members of their Enterprise Server Customer Panel. The results were somewhat surprising, they said. Not only was there a high level of awareness among the users - more than 80 percent knew of the platform - but that their intent to buy an Itanium system was fairly strong. About 24 percent of those polled said they had bought at least one Itanium system, though only 13 percent of non-HP users had done so. However, more than a third of all participants said they were highly likely to buy an Itanium system within the next 12 to 18 months."
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RE: IDC survey ... lol
by stare on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:23 UTC in reply to "IDC survey ... lol"
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What does surprise me that Intel just won't give up on the agonizing platform.

I'd say x86 is the agonizing platform, sooner or later this 30 y.o. architecture will hit the scalability and performance wall.

Plus if you want more power you can just get more CPUs and it really doesn't cost you that much more

You can't infinitely add more processors, otherwise we would be running clusters of 486s.

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