Intel to ship more than 100,000 Itanium 2's this year

Posted on Thursday, September 23 2004 @ 19:47:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Kirk Skaugen, general manager of the Asia Pacific Solutions Group at Intel, said that the growing number of applications supporting the Itanium 2 platform should help Intel to ship more than 100,000 Itanium 2 procesors this year.
Citing data released by International Data Corporation (IDC), Skaugen said Itanium 2 shipments are expected to surpass shipments of the processors used in Hewlett-Packard (HP) PA-RISC servers in 2005, those used in IBM Power-series servers in 2006, and those used in Sun Microsystems Sparc servers in 2007.

The Itanium 2 platform boasts a cost advantage over traditional RISC architecture, prompting more and more server OEMs to start producing Itanium 2-based solutions, Skaugen claimed.

Skaugen estimated that the number of OEM clients using the Itanium 2 platform will surpass 100 by year-end, up from 70, while applications designed to run on the platform will total more than 2,000.
Source: DigiTimes