Despite the introduction of a heap of HP Unix servers tomorrow using the PA-RISC processor, the firm’s long term push is for the Itanium platform. HP, you’ll remember, seemed to get better results with the McKinley platform than its competitors at launch, and a document we’ve seen spells out its position both on compilers and on the binary compatibility of HP/UX, Linux and the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Lags on Itanium II Software
2002-09-03 Microsoft 4 Comments
HP took it’s HP-PA design team, locked then up with guys from Intel and they designed the IA-64 architecture.
Especially since the HPPA design is in the itanium as well, that was the only reason that HP went with Intel.
This looks like a news about HP, or rather opinion about HP – nothing new here. But the caption is about Microsoft.
I missed the point.
Microsoft goes where they can sell large unit volume.
And Itanium is not about volume.
Not until 2005.
So Microsoft will have some interesting AMD Hammer news soon.