Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Oracle ceases development for Intel's Itanium processors

updated 01:50 pm EDT, Wed March 23, 2011

Move signals end of product life cycle

Oracle has announced that it has decided to cease development efforts for Intel's Itanium processors. The latter company reportedly informed Oracle that its x86 lineup would remain the primary strategic focus, as the Itanium platform is effectively near the end of its life.

Intel released its last Itanium chips, the 9300 series, just a year ago. The enterprise-level processors offered a significant performance jump from their predecessors, however the company has primarily switched its focus to other chips such as the Xeon lineup.

Other companies to drop Itanium development include Microsoft and RedHat, while HP appears to be following a similar path. Oracle suggests it will continue to provide customer support for existing Itanium deployments.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News