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Sales of Hewlett-Packard’s business critical systems (BCSs) powered by Intel Corp.’s Itanium central processing unit hit their six-year low in the second quarter of HP’s fiscal year. In addition to global economy slowdown, the reason for the decline of sales is conditioned by customers’ reluctance to buy systems based on IA64 architecture, which many believe is approaching its end-of-life.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20130528215044_HP_Sales_of_Itanium_Based_Servers_Are_Down_37_Year_over_Year.html

Intel's 64-bit dies while AMD's 64-bit is thriving in all x86-64 CPU's that are made both by AMD, Intel(and VIA?)... thumb.gif

I wonder if Xeon Phi's will die because of HSA/hUMA?

[NOTE]

Xeon Phi are co-processors(similar to GPU's) and cost around 1000$ and have about 1 teraflops of pure/raw performance while Xbox One and PlayStation 4 chips are about 1/10 or 1/9 of the price of Xeon Phi and offer 1.3(XBone) and 1.8(PS4) Teraflops.

You see what I did there? Agreed?
Edited by vampirr - 5/29/13 at 11:57am
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Intel does not really care THAT much if Phi fails.... their real intention is to ensure that x86 is still relevant in the GPGPU world.
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Intel does not really care THAT much if Phi fails.... their real intention is to ensure that x86 is still relevant in the GPGPU world.

"Kyoto" is already going to start an avalanche that will sweep away all the Itaniums and Xeon Phi's in matters of couple of years. Much cheaper and better performance.
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Umm... isn't Intel discontinuing Itanium and rolling it into Xeon? It's not a huge surprise that a product isn't selling when it isn't going to be made anymore...
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I believe HP or Sun Microsystems paid Intel to keep Itanium alive for at least a few more years, a while back ago.
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"Kyoto" is already going to start an avalanche that will sweep away all the Itaniums and Xeon Phi's in matters of couple of years. Much cheaper and better performance.
AMD's Kyoto is a completely different market segment than Itaniums and Phi's....

With servers, it is not only about price or performance.... compatibility, migration costs, and fit are just (or more) important.
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Umm... isn't Intel discontinuing Itanium and rolling it into Xeon? It's not a huge surprise that a product isn't selling when it isn't going to be made anymore...
Yeah, Intel has been rolling Itanium RAS features mainly into their Xeon E7 line (which will FINALLY get a refresh this year).

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I believe HP or Sun Microsystems paid Intel to keep Itanium alive for at least a few more years, a while back ago.
It was HP.

Sun is a competitor of Itanium with SPARC.
Oracle get in trouble for discontinuing their support for Itanium.
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AMD's Kyoto is a completely different market segment than Itaniums and Phi's....

With servers, it is not only about price or performance.... compatibility, migration costs, and fit are just (or more) important.
Yeah, Intel has been rolling Itanium RAS features mainly into their Xeon E7 line (which will FINALLY get a refresh this year).
It was HP.

Sun is a competitor of Itanium with SPARC.
Oracle get in trouble for discontinuing their support for Itanium.
Speaking of refresh... Duckie, when are you going to refresh that rig of yours?
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Speaking of refresh... Duckie, when are you going to refresh that rig of yours?

When the need arises.... i7 920 OC can still play anything I need without issue. smile.gif
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Intel does not really care THAT much if Phi fails.... their real intention is to ensure that x86 is still relevant in the GPGPU world.

And they are becoming kind of desperate pursuing that goal...

It's no surprise that Itanium sales are down. That uarch is like the Titanic.
   
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And they are becoming kind of desperate pursuing that goal...

It's no surprise that Itanium sales are down. That uarch is like the Titanic.

That's not why sales are down. Sales are down because there's only one hardware vendor and there's no indication of even moderate-term support.

Also, as duckie pointed out, what can be migrated from itanium is being moved to the E7 Xeon lineup.
    
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