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[Xbit] Intel Relocates Itanium Engineers to Xeon Projects

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Intel Corp's officially claims that Xeon processors may offer better level of performance and availability than the company's Itanium. According to people with alleged knowledge of the matter, Intel has been specifically reappointing engineers from the Itanium teams into development of Xeon central processing units (CPUs) for tome time now.

"Nearly all the Itanium engineers, save a small development team working on Poulson and then rotating over to Kittson, have been redeployed on Xeon-related projects," said person with knowledge of the situation, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20110417112218_Intel_Relocates_Itanium_Engineers_to_Xeon_Projects_Sources.html

Wow, Itanium could've been the next Core i7 series.<
Is FAIL, Sorry I thought that Itanium was a new processor, I did some research, and it turns out that it is pretty old and that it is a Workstation Processor.
Edited by charlie97 - 4/24/11 at 6:02pm
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Itanium, not Intnium. Itanium's been around for ages, and apparently it's competitive for database stuff, but it would never be good in desktop architectures, and apparently Oracle's discontinued development on the architecture (probably for political reasons, seeing as they now own SPARC).

It's pretty obvious that the architecture's on the way out, having said that it's 'been on the way out' since 2004.
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For some reason I thought this article was by "Xzibit" so naturally I thought it would be prefaced by "Yo dawg..."

Alas, it is not, still interesting though. What the hell is Intnium though...?
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Originally Posted by Shredicus;13257462 
Alas, it is not, still interesting though. What the hell is Intnium though...?

Itanium is the Intel Microprocessor based on the IA-64 architecture.
Edited by B7ADE - 4/24/11 at 4:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie97;13257380 
Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20110417112218_Intel_Relocates_Itanium_Engineers_to_Xeon_Projects_Sources.html

Wow, Itanium could've been the next Core i7 series.

No. Itanium is a very old superscalar architecture, not a desktop computing architecture.
 
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Itanium has been dying for 10 years... it has nothing to do with Core i7 or even the current Intel CPUs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie97;13257380 
Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20110417112218_Intel_Relocates_Itanium_Engineers_to_Xeon_Projects_Sources.html

Wow, Itanium could've been the next Core i7 series.

If you knew it was Itanium, why use some unpronouncable (go ahead try it- int-nym) word in the title?
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He made two threads about the same thing (something about a 5000 series extreme edition), 1 with the right title, one with the wrong. What's up with your spelling?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13258385 
Itanium has been dying for 10 years...

Pretty much from the day it was released, I would say. There was a collective "ho-hum" as I recall, even before AMD's x64 extensions really undercut Intel's plans.
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