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Database giant Oracle has discontinued all development on Intel's high-end Itanium processor, putting another nail in its coffin.
    
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Oh no, Oracle abandoned Itanium?

Guess what?
SO. HAS. EVERYONE. ELSE.

This isn't the end for Intel. Itanium is an outdated architecture that Intel has only kept alive for corporate customers still using it in some of their crunching farms. Most of Intel's industrial and commercial revenue comes from Xeon anyway.
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Oh no, Oracle abandoned Itanium?

Guess what?
SO. HAS. EVERYONE. ELSE.

This isn't the end for Intel. Itanium is an outdated architecture that Intel has only kept alive for corporate customers still using it in some of their crunching farms. Most of Intel's industrial and commercial revenue comes from Xeon anyway.
Eh...We have a couple ~ They're work-horses with a low failure rate...Xeon is kind of like the 560 of the chip world, if it breaks, it's cheap enough to just go buy a new one but...It's gonna break.

Just my 2c.
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Would be nice to have the 24MB Cache that the Itanum 9350 has though.
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eww oracle. thats all i have to say.
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eww oracle. thats all i have to say.
Sadly the biggest software company in the world after Microsoft (I think...)

I'm sad and happy at the same time about this. Kinda happy, because it's an old architecture which had fairly poor support anyway, so in some ways it's time to say bye.

But in other ways, it's nice to have a dedicated server architecture, one that is perfect for the loads a server has to deal with (x86 is REALLY generic, hence all the SSE extensions). It's sad that nothing has replaced it (from Intel or AMD, at least).

If Intel had kept developing Itanium when it developed the Core x86 microarchitecture, who knows where it would have ended up now
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