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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of course all the users were HP users
by jamesd on Mon 20th Feb 2006 00:02 UTC
jamesd
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2006-01-17

What else does HP users have to look forward too. HP has sold off all its other chips and have sworn allegances to Intel.

So there choices are look forward to mediocre intel performance of x86 chips, that have been tested and benchmarked to be slower than AMD's solution. At least the vaporware promises of the itanium allow them to dream of the day that they have the best performing chip.

Who else besides HPUX users could look forward to a chip that keeps reducing components and its support 32 bit applications as noted at:
http://uadmin.blogspot.com/2006/01/itanium-another-step-closer-to-d...

Perhaps if they strip out enough functionality they can increase the caches to get decent performance to match the current breed of pentium4 chips.

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stare Member since:
2005-07-06

Who else besides HPUX users could look forward to a chip that keeps reducing components and its support 32 bit applications as noted at:
http://uadmin.blogspot.com/2006/01/itanium-another-step-closer-to-d.....


Amazing.

1. HPUX is designed for PA-RISC and IA64, HP-UX users couldnt care less about x86 compatibility.

2. Discussed many times. Hardware x86 compatibility module was removed from Itanium die because software emulation is faster now, and this fact /being completely irrelevant to imaginary "Itanium death"/ is actually good for IA64.

Perhaps if they strip out enough functionality they can increase the caches to get decent performance to match the current breed of pentium4 chips

Goto spec.org and try to find chip faster than Itanium.

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