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I thought Intel deep sixed Itanium a couple of years ago.
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This is for mission-critical programs that also require a fair bit of power... The 24/7/365 machines.
...so are Xeons.
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...so are Xeons.
itaniums are vastly more reliable than even xeons, but then you already knew that

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Itanium isn't a new processor line (it's been around since 2001), and Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Itanium are not the only lines Intel has, or the only lines they will have in 2012.

Itaniums are not x86 or x86-64, they are a completely different, incompatable, IA-64 instruction set that predates it. They are not used in consumer level systems, but in specialized HPC roles.
Pretty sure they patched in some sloppy legacy code for x86 at some point. So its not completely incompatible, just terrible slow and inefficient at it.
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Pretty sure they patched in some sloppy legacy code for x86 at some point. So its not completely incompatible, just terrible slow and inefficient at it.
They have a software x86 emulator, but the hardware itself has no specific provisions to support x86.

I doubt anyone uses the x86 emulation to any significant degree anymore. It may have been an issue 10 years ago, but now that the platform is mature, anyone using it has made their own IA-64 code/apps.
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Thanks Buzz Killington...

No, but seriously the moral of the story is this chip is junk.
not junk really ... mainframes uses those chips because they were meant for that


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...so are Xeons.
ras features ????


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium#Poulson

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Total cache size is 38 MB. Die size is 544 mm², less than its predecessor Tukwila (698.75 mm²)
those itaniums are huge .... :O fermi wasnt that huge compared :O
Edited by Fr0sty - 8/23/11 at 12:55am
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Dear god.

Some of you guys here are incredibly smart...

Where did you learn all this?
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http://arstechnica.com/business/news...th-itanium.ars

Quite a good and informative read....$4 billion in sales a year for what is widely regarded as a "dinosaur on life support" is impressive!
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Dear god.

Some of you guys here are incredibly smart...

Where did you learn all this?
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I thought Itanium was intended originally as a desktop replacement due to x86 having so many under used commands, just never really caught on.
Edited by Scrappy - 8/23/11 at 6:01am
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So why dont they increase the die size for the high performance desktop market.

Just slap 32 mbs of cache on it and have a 16 core i7

DONE XD
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