CNET News: Beta User Gives Sun Niagara the Nod over Itanium

“Colm MacCarthaigh, an administrator for HEA Net, which oversees
computer networks for universities in Ireland, has tried both
servers running Intel’s Itanium and Sun’s eight-core Niagara

“And he says the Niagara wins hands down. Granted, Sun was
trotting him around as Exhibit A at JavaOne in San Francisco, but
the results of his performance tests are fairly interesting…”