Bookmark and Share


Hewlett-Packard has admitted that it has a special agreement with Intel Corp. concerning shipments and supplies of Itanium microprocessors with Intel Corp. This has nothing to do with artificially keeping IA64 architecture and appropriate chips for HP’s mission-critical servers alive artificially. HP reaffirmed that the contract spans throughout this decade.

“Oracle well knows, HP and Intel have a contract that ensures the robust continued development and supply of new generations of Itanium microprocessors for mission-critical enterprises spanning this decade,” a statement by HP reads.

Earlier this year Oracle ceased to develop software compatible with Itanium hardware and claimed that Itanium would be shortly phased-out by Intel. HP, which makes high-end business-critical Integrity and Superdome servers based on Itanium microprocessors, sued Oracle for breaching its Itanium support deal. Besides, HP accused Oracle of spreading misinformation about the future of Itanium.

“HP is resolved to enforcing Oracle's commitments to HP and our shared customers and will continue to take actions to protect its customers' best interests. It is time for Oracle to quit pursuing baseless accusations and honor its commitments to HP and to our shared customers in a timely manner,” HP added.

Oracle accused Hewlett-Packard and Intel of artificially keeping Itanium lineup alive due to contract obligations. Such agreement is not illegal and is pretty logical, given the fact the importance of Itanium for HP. What is somewhat strange is that neither Intel nor HP share any plans about the new Itanium chips due after 2015. The companies are too vague to even mention future Itanium code-names apart from Poulson and Kittson.

Tags: Intel, Itanium, HP, HP-UX, Kittson, Poulson, Tukwila, Oracle


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10:48 pm | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:22 am | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:41 am | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture