The Intel Itanium "Tukwila" quad-core processor has again been delayed, the chip was originally promised to be available towards the middle of the decade but it now looks like it will be 2010 instead.
Quad-core Intel Itanium processor code-named “Tukwila” is again delayed. The chip, which was once promised to be available “towards the middle of the decade” will now be released only in the first quarter of 2010. The company states that the postponement will allow it to further boost performance of the solution.
“End-users choose Itanium-based servers for their most mission-critical environments, where application scalability is paramount. During final system-level testing, we identified an opportunity to further enhance application scalability. As a result, the Tukwila processor will now ship to OEMs in Q1 2010,” said Patrick G. Ward, a spokesperson for Intel.