HP, Intel Talk Up Itanium
HP to unveil 64-bit servers; Intel to reveal more road map details.With sales of Intel Corp.s Itanium processor on the rise, the chip maker and Hewlett-Packard Co. together are looking to entice more enterprises to 64-bit computing with new systems and a glimpse at the Itanium road map. At the Intel Developer Forum this week in San Jose, Calif., HP will demonstrate two midrange Itanium-based servers. At the same time, Intel executives will disclose more details about the future road map of the 3-year-old chip. The disclosure will come a week after the Santa Clara,Calif., company began expanding the Itaniums range, rolling out two low-power, low-cost chips aimed at the low-end server and workstation space.
HP this fall will fill out its server line with new eight- or 16-way midrange servers based on Itanium 2 processors, company officials in Palo Alto, Calif., said. An HP spokeswoman said the company will release the names and pricing of the systems at a later date.