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ZDNet: Intel set to roll out Itanium chips

May 25, 2001, 20:12 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

[ Thanks to Les Connally for this link. ]

Next week the NDA's Intel has placed on system manufacturers will be lifted, allowing a collection of companies to announce their use of Itanium chips in assorted systems. Dell and HP are expected to announce three servers and a workstation and there are a collection of other manufacturers set to make announcements as well.

The Linux distributions ready to provide 64-Bit Itanium-compatible versions will include Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE, and TurboLinux.

As this article says:

"Itanium is the first step in Intel's effort to shake up the market for high-end servers, currently dominated by Sun Microsystems, which uses its own expensive Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) chips. Itanium machines are expected to cost considerably less than traditional Unix servers sold by Sun and others, giving the chip giant a wedge to get businesses to switch."

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