Itanium

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Itanium

A CPU family from Intel designed to supersede Intel's x86-based servers. Although an advanced hardware architecture, and even with HP as its major supporter, Itanium gained only a fraction of the server market dominated by the x86 line. In addition, the compilers necessary to take full advantage of Itanium's elaborate architecture were never fully developed. By the time Itanium gained ground in the early 2000s, there were too many x86 servers running worldwide, and x86 performance was improving.

HP-UX (HP's Unix) and several other Unix versions run on Itanium; however, in the 2010 time frame, the Itanium versions of Windows Server, Red Hat Linux and Ubuntu Linux were given end of life.

x86 Kept Advancing
After 64-bit Itanium chips were introduced in 2001, Intel upgraded its x86 CPUs to 64 bits, and over the years added advanced security and fault detection features into high-end x86 Xeon chips. See Intel 64 and Xeon.

Native, x86 and HP PA-RISC Apps
Itaniums run native applications and emulate x86 and HP PA-RISC apps. x86 programs are executed in hardware or in software (see IA-32 Execution Layer). HP PA-RISC apps are translated in software (see Aries). For more on the Itanium architecture, see IA-64.

 Model           Process  Max.  Year   Tech.  Clock  Max.Code Name  Intro  (nm)   Speed  CoresItanium
 Merced     2001   180  800 MHz   1

 Itanium 2
 McKinley   2002   180  1.0 GHz   1
 Madison    2003   130  1.6 GHz   1
 Deerfield  2003   130  1.0 GHz   1
 Hondo      2004   130  1.1 GHz   1
 Fanwood    2004   130  1.6 GHz   1
 Madison    2004   130  1.7 GHz   1

 Montecito  2006    90  1.6 GHz   2
 Montvale   2007    90  1.7 GHz   2

 Itanium 9300
 Tukwila    2010    65  1.7 GHz   4

 Itanium 9500
 Poulson    2013    32  2.5 GHz   8
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Kittson will now plug into the same socket as the existing Itanium 9300 and 9500 chips, Intel said.
Donovan Paytuvi, director de Ventas Business Critical Server en HR asevero: "Estamos anunciando la siguiente generacion de computo corporativo, que esta basada en los servidores Integrity para plataforma Unix con procesadores Itanium 9300 de Intel".
The Itanium 9300, now includes Intel's QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) and other common infrastructure seen in its Xeon line of server chips.
After about a year of delays, Intel has taken the wrappers off its high-end Itanium 9300 processor - code-named Tukwilla.
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Intel officials noted that the Itanium 9300 chip has two billion transistors and four cores, and that's up from two cores in the previous Itanium iteration.
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Olds said that computer builders and corporate IT shops are likely more interested in the capabilities of the Itanium 9300 processor family than the reasons for the delays -- that Intel changed its design mid-stream.