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[2]: Itanium is still around?
by Vanders on Wed 6th May 2009 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Itanium is still around?"
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Now, Itanium is stuck in the same restricted market as Alpha...scientific number crunching -- while x86-64 takes over the general server market

You'd be surprised. There are only 9 IA-64 clusters in the Top500, none of which are in the top 10. There are two "pure" Opteron systems, one at #6 and the other at #10. The #1 cluster also uses Opterons.

Why? Because the price/performance and performance/watt of Itanium is awful.

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