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  Itanium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Itanium is an IA-64 microprocessor developed jointly by Hewlett-Packard and Intel.
Itanium clock speeds were also disappointing, relative to the GHz speeds being delivered by the Athlon architecture of the period.
The original Itanium was succeeded by the Itanium 2 which delivered on the performance promises for the architecture with leadership benchmark results across a wide range of workloads.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Itanium   (1082 words)

 IA-64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The goal of Itanium was to produce a "post-RISC era" architecture using EPIC.
However, since the Itanium is built primarily for speed of its EPIC-style instructions, and because it has no out-of-order execution capabilities, IA-32 code executes at a severe performance penalty compared to either the IA-64 mode or the Pentium line of processors.
Itanium's remaining competition for the 64-bit server and workstation market appear to be AMD with its AMD64 architecture, and the entrenched rivals: IBM's POWER architecture, and Sun's UltraSparc architecture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IA-64   (1401 words)

 ChipGeek - Intel's Itanium Microprocessor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
McKinley, also to be called Itanium when released, was originally slated for public consumption in 2H 2001, but it was noted as early as January 2001 that its release date has slid until early 2002.
Itanium is delayed again as announced on the German site Heise (C't Magazine) (click here to translate into English).
Itanium is a machine capable of achieving levels of true greatness that are directly commensurate with the programmer's abilities.
www.geek.com /procspec/features/itanium   (4202 words)

 Itanium® 2-based solutions from HP – Redirect - glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Itanium™ processor family compiler turns sequential code into parallelized 128-bit bundles that can be directly or explicitly parallel processed by the CPU without having to interpret it further.
The Itanium™ processor family represents the entire range of processors that are being co-developed by HP and Intel®.
The key to the Itanium™ processor family architecture is the ability to carry out many different tasks at once and that is essentially what parallelism is. Sequential events happen one after another, parallel events happen simultaneously.
www.homeandoffice.hp.com /ERC/cache/81308-0-0-0-121.html   (1236 words)

 Intel Deerfield: Low Voltage Itanium 2 
On July 30 we were happy to witness the birth of a new generation of 64bit IA-64 Itanium 2 processors with the Madison core at the conference held in Moscow.
In July the Itanium processors stepped over their infancy period covering the way from Merced to Madison and turned into an efficient and competitive solution for modern servers.
The Itanium 2 on the Madison core is equipped with the L3 cache up to 6 MB, made on modern production lines according to the 0.13 micron standard and has high clock speeds and optimized power consumption.
www.digit-life.com /articles2/intel/intel-sep-2k3.html   (800 words)

 HP touts advantages of Itanium 2 | CNET News.com
Itanium 2 is a key point in HP's strategy to simplify its multiple hardware and software lines while competing with IBM and Sun Microsystems.
Itanium is a 64-bit chip, giving it the ability to easily address vast swathes of memory that 32-bit chips such as Intel's Pentium and Xeon can't manage.
Itanium requires that many computing tasks execute in parallel, but in practice it's very difficult for software to detect that parallelism and keep all parts of the processor fed with data and instructions, said David Yen, promoted this week to be Sun's executive vice president for processor and network security products.
news.com.com /2100-1001-942252.html   (1267 words)

 Linus Torvalds, Itanium 'threw out all the good parts of the x86'
Itanium tries to introduce an architecture that is clean and technically pure, something that just doesn't seem to work in the real world.
Although a 1.5GHz Itanium would be faster than a 1.5GHz Pentium 4, that's not the competition it has to face.
He goes on to write, "As far as I know, the _only_ things Itanium 2 does better on is (a) FP kernels, partly due to a huge cache and (b) big databases, entirely because the P4 is crippled with lots of memory".
www.theinquirer.net /?article=7966   (730 words)

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Itanium 2 PowerEdge 7250 servers are currently available from Dell (sorry, no coupon codes), but one can only find them by searching—Itanium systems are no longer promoted on the company's website.
The Itanium 2 has not been the strong player in the 64-bit server market that Intel hoped it would be, and I'm beginning to wonder if it has much of a future in front of it.
In hopes of reinvigorating the Itanium 2, a new Itanium Solutions Alliance was launched by Intel and HP (which has invested heavily in Itanium development since the mid 1990s) late last month.
arstechnica.com /news.ars/post/20050915-5316.html   (493 words)

 Intel Selects Itanium™ As The New Brand Name For Its First In A Family Of IA-64 Processors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Itanium brand extends Intel's reach into the highest level of computing enabling powerful servers and high-performance workstations which will address the increasing demands that the Internet economy places on e-Businesses.
For example, the Itanium processor's massive computing resources and ability to execute many instructions simultaneously helps the computer provide the greater speed and responsiveness often required for e-Business solutions.
Itanium processor-based servers and workstations will be available in the second half of the year 2000.
www.intel.com /pressroom/archive/releases/sp100499.htm   (466 words)

 Inventing Itanium: How HP Labs Helped Create the Next-Generation Chip Architecture
The Intel Itanium processor is the first generation of the latest processor architecture co-invented by Hewlett-Packard and Intel and produced by Intel.
The Itanium architecture has its roots in research that began in the 1980s, when HP Labs set out to define an architecture that would converge HP's current lines of computer system products.
Itanium was developed as an extremely parallel high-performance architecture, carrying out more instructions in one clock than its architectural predecessors.
www.hpl.hp.com /news/2001/apr-jun/itanium.html   (529 words)

 A guide to Intel Itanium
The first chip set for Itanium should become 460GX, which allows four Itaniums on the same motherboard and 64 GB of RAM.
The problems should arise from the choice of VLIW design, which should not be suitable for a general-purpose CPU as Itanium as some articles indicate.
This is also the case with the Itanium; it has to translate each of the IA-32 instruction.
www.karbosguide.com /hardware/module3e11.htm   (475 words)

 HP's 64-bit bet called Itanium
With Intel introducing the 64-bit Itanium processors to counter Sun, its partner HP is gearing up to get more and more applications on the new EPIC architecture that Itanium uses.
Itanium is the first of the Itanium Processor Family (IPF) with McKinley (code name for the next Itanium processor) to follow soon and a host of other products.
So, Itanium will first be targeted at midrange, from where it will move to the back-end and then go upfront.
www.ciol.com /content/news/interviews/101080801.asp   (913 words)

 InformationWeek | Processors | Intel And Friends To Invest $10 Billion In Itanium | January 26, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Itanium sales are strong when compared to sales of other RISC-based processors at similar points in their early history, Barrett says.
Itanium platform revenue currently totals 58% of Sun Sparc revenue and 33% of IBM Power revenue, she says.
While both Dell and IBM withdrew support for Itanium early last year, Itanium systems are now being used in 70 of the world's 100 largest companies, up from 40 a year ago, she says.
www.informationweek.com /news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=177104362   (834 words)

 PCWorld.com - Dell Will Ship Itanium 2 Systems
The 64-bit Itanium chip, however, has started to show signs of life in the high performance computing market, which appears to have nudged Dell toward picking up the chip.
IBM has also made a late entry to the Itanium 2 party with its servers based on the processor expected to be announced this year.
The Itanium processor is Intel's answer to high-end servers that power the most demanding applications in both the scientific community and business world.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,107265,00.asp   (561 words)

 Grow With Itanium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When companies run their mission-critical enterprise and technical computing applications on Itanium 2 processors, they build a foundation for bigger, faster, more flexible systems in to the future —all at a price/performance level that boosts the bottom line.
Companies that deploy Itanium® 2-based systems from HP today will be able to scale their applications to meet tomorrow's challenges.
Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
www.hp.com /products1/servers/architecture/itanium/grow.html   (277 words)

 Leading Itanium® Processor Architects to Keynote Gelato Conference
Champaign, IL (PRWEB) March 17, 2006 -- The Gelato Federation (www.gelato.org) is proud to announce the keynote speakers for the Gelato ICE: Itanium® Conference and Expo to be held on April 23-26, 2006 in San Jose, California, USA.
The week-long combination—Gelato ICE 2006 and the collocated Itanium Solutions Alliance Developer Days—will be the year's highpoint for those wanting to learn more about using and developing Linux on Itanium architecture.
Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/3/prweb359779.htm   (1045 words)

 Intel accelerates Itanium schedule | CNET News.com
Itanium 2 ranks with the best server chips in the market, but the new release schedule will likely enhance the chip's attractiveness and put pressure on competitors to step up their own schedules, something that they have been loath to do.
Madison, like the entire Itanium family, is a 64-bit chip, meaning that it can digest data in 64-bit chunks (as opposed to 32-bit Pentium chips).
Itanium 2, formerly McKinley, came out in July 2002 and was substantially different from the first Itanium.
news.com.com /2100-1001-980898.html   (1092 words)

 Itanium on the Grow?
Itanium is regularly slammed by competitors and dissed by some analysts as a processor with no future, but market research firm IDC sees solid growth ahead.
But Intel had to eat a bit of crow when it was forced to push back the release date of the first dual-core Itanium, the "Montecito" Itanium 2, from late 2005 to the middle of this year.
"Itanium has been the target of a lot of flaming arrows by our competitors, but real customers are really happy because there are things you can do with Itanium you can't do with the other choices, and they're looking to buy more," said Brian Cox, director of server marketing for HP's business critical servers.
www.internetnews.com /infra/article.php/3586176   (687 words)

 Intel acknowledges Itanium flubs, predicts strong future | Tech News on ZDNet
But at the same time, Itanium server sales are more than half of Sun Sparc server sales and a third of IBM Power server sales, and there are new customers and partnerships such as a major deal with computing technology supplier Electronic Data Systems.
Itanium may have grown more slowly than Intel initially expected and hoped, but it's no different than other major server designs, said Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini.
Intel and Hewlett-Packard, the initiator of the Itanium project and its biggest advocate, have begun trying to take the offensive with the chip family.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9584_22-6053419.html   (603 words)

 Geek.com Geek News - UPDATED: Dell dumps Itanium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the final analysis, we find that Itanium was designed with one goal in mind: make an architecture that isn't beholden to any cross-licensing agreements with AMD, and at the same time make it so complex and so dependent upon Intel compiler technology that it would bankrupt AMD to try and reverse-engineer it.
Itanium was to be the silver bullet Intel would've used to leave AMD and all other x86 cloners in the dust, only it didn't work out that way.
As long as the Itanium is the fastest processor and stays as cheap, there is bound to be a market for it in the high performance computing sector.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2005Sep/gee20050916032323.htm   (3509 words)

 X-bit labs - Hardware news - Intel Advances Itanium 2 Processors Family.
Already, the new Itanium 2 processors are being deployed for mission-critical applications including powering one of the world's fastest supercomputer at NASA, a SGI Altix system consisting of 10 240 Itanium 2 processors running the Linux operating system.
The new Itanium 2 MPUs are available for purchase from Intel as well as in systems from a variety of system makers around the globe.
The Itanium 2 chips 1.60GHz with 3MB L3 cache with 533MHz and 400MHz PSB are available for $1172 and $851 respectively.
www.xbitlabs.com /news/cpu/display/20041110064909.html   (619 words)

 ZDNet India > Insight > hardware > Itanium: A cautionary tale
Itanium isn't a unique example; Microsoft's ambitious "Longhorn" version of Windows has been delayed and pared back several times, meaning that some technology the company hoped to release in the 1990s won't show up until 2006 or later.
Moreover, throughout Itanium's inglorious debut, Intel was dramatically improving x86 chips, and IBM, Sun and Advanced Micro Devices poured more resources into their rival chips.
The Itanium project began in December 1988 as a secret HP research project to create a successor to the company's own PA-RISC processor family, according to HP Labs' then-chief Dick Lampman.
www.zdnetindia.com /insight/hardware/stories/131317.html   (1485 words)

 Intel® Xeon® Processors and Itanium® 2 Processors - Picking the Right "Tool for the Job"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another is that the Itanium processor family uses a new EPIC design, which can execute as many as two bundles of three instructions within a single thread in one clock cycle.
While EPIC is unique to the Itanium processor family, the Intel Xeon processor family has its own secret weapon: Hyper-Threading Technology, which allows developers to perform simultaneous multithreaded execution on a single chip.
There is a huge difference between the Itanium 2 processor's EPIC architecture, which was designed around a reduced microprocessor and instruction set and explicit parallelization, and the Intel Xeon processors' x86-based CISC architecture, which uses a complex instruction set architecture.
support.intel.com /cd/ids/developer/asmo-na/eng/19951.htm   (481 words)

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