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New Intel Itanium Processor 9500 Delivers Breakthrough Capabilities

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 8, 2012.

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    Indeed. There was a time the Itanium failed to caught on though. They didn't sell well at launch since their performance was so low in comparison with other chips that were available (around 10x slower). A lot of improvements were made in the succeeding generations though, and with partnerships with HP and Oracle, it has grown to a $4 billion/year product. Now this is far less than the $30 billion/year Xeon business, but it's still more than what AMD makes on its entire Opteron range, so yeah, Intel is not going to drop it any time soon. ;)
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    Socket intercompatable, soon just xeon and knights corner add in for massive parallel calculations.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    because it is so unpopular it's harder to hack

    and I am not kidding !
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    130-170 watts? That's insane! I wonder how it's LinPack scores compare to Core i7 3### processors.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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