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HP isn't taking Oracle's Itanium snub lying down. Months ago, Oracle announced it will quit making software designed to run on Intel's Itanium chips. The news represented not only a bruise to Intel but a potentially larger injury to HP, which is heavily invested in selling Itanium-based hardware. Now HP has claimed Oracle is legally required to continue producing Itanium-compatible products.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/...wlc=1307644335

This is not going to be pretty....:
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I see this ending in a court telling Oracle to suck it up and deal with it.
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Itanium: Critical Failure.
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wouldn't most companies that run a server environment prefer to use Opteron's for x86 compatability purposes?
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Intel prolly has it's hand in this as well.....
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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
Intel prolly has it's hand in this as well.....
Itanium hasn't really gone anywhere for Intel. And with Red Hat & Microsoft discontinuing development of Itanium supported OSes, it may be in Intel's interest to wind down things on their end as well. (Although it seems they are not heading that direction as of yet) Why develop processors with dwindling software support?
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Itanium hasn't really gone anywhere for Intel. And with Red Hat & Microsoft discontinuing development of Itanium supported OSes, it may be in Intel's interest to wind down things on their end as well. (Although it seems they are not heading that direction as of yet) Why develop processors with dwindling software support?
Then Why is HP hell bent on this then? Why not just buy new servers?
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Intel discontinued Itanium dev fairly recently IIRC.
 
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