Intel's Much Anticipated Tukwila Itanium Processor to be Announced Feb. 8

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JohnP

 I was with the test and Measurement arm of HP when HP and Intel codeveloped the Itanium chip. It was meant to REPLACE the Pentium processors. No, really! Its a monster of a beast of a chip, the heatsink alone weighs in at 3-4 pounds and the CPU is on a board to get all the pins accessible. Its a 64 bit Risc chip started in the late 90's. Its biggest issue has always been that it is slow. Real slow.

 I had my hands on THE first chip off of the assembly line as we were working on how to get a logic analyzer on  this bad boy. Our solution was not pretty but it worked. 

The forecast was in the $35-40 billion dollar range. Turns out that only recently has it even made a billion even with all the work going into the chip. That is why it has been called the Itanic. 

Check wikopedia for more info.

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TechJunkie

Intel does it cause they care...

It will still cost you an arm and a leg, which is too much to bear...

They build fast, quality products for you too mount...

All at the expense of your bank account!!!

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B10H4Z4RD

Does anyone know anything special about these procs? I have heard nothing... 

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The only special things of note are different archictecture (IA-64) and bigger cache. 

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