Mark LaPedus, EETimes
3/23/2011 12:24 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Is the end near for Intel's Corp. Itanium processor?
Oracle Inc. said that it has decided to discontinue all software development based on Intel's Itanium microprocessor. ''Intel management made it clear that their strategic focus is on their x86 microprocessor and that Itanium was nearing the end of its life,'' according to Oracle. Oracle has developed databases tuned for Itanium.
Intel, however, claims it is still committed to Itanium.
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