April 25, according to media reported, when Intel and Hewlett-Packard shown would not give up Itanium server platform, the public were looking forward to launch their new products as soon as possible, but at the moment, this hope may come to nothing.
With the development of server market, there are two rumors about the server platform, Oracle declared that they would no longer support the Intel Itanium platform, and said Itanium server chips would not have much future development. Another rumor is that Intel Itanium engineers would be the overall transferred to the sector of Xeon processors.
News from the X-bit labs, that Intel and HP may be delayed Itanium product updates. The original plan was launched the late products of Kittson chip in the late, put into use in 2014 or 2015, but HP did not have exactly response. While the company also plans to support Itanium platform in the next decade, but from the case of Oracle, HP also will eventually turn to Xeon series.
On the hardware level, the Xeon and Itanium platforms conversion relatively easy, but on the software level, the conversion more difficult.