Itanium Still Alive, Despite Oracle's Claims
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Though Intel's Itanium chip architecture has lost another software vendor, the platform is still alive.
This week Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and HP all traded barbs about Itanium. It started off with Oracle announcing that it was stopping all of its Itanium software development.
Oracle went a step further to state that Intel had told them that they were ending Itanium to focus on x86.
Intel however disagrees.
"Intel's work on Intel Itanium processors and platforms continues unabated with multiple generations of chips currently in development and on schedule," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel, in a statement. "We remain firmly committed to delivering a competitive, multi-generational roadmap for HP-UX and other operating system customers that run the Itanium architecture."