CPU World received notice that Intel's 32nm Itanium "Poulson" is planned for Q2 2012. The chip packs 3.1 billion transistors, it offers eight cores and 54MB cache.
Forthcoming processors will be compatible with Itanium 9300, and they will be coupled with 7500 chipset. New features on the Itanium Poulson will be Instruction Reply Technology, improved Hyper-Threading technology, and new instructions. Instruction Reply Technology is a RAS enhancement, which allows the CPU to re-execute current instruction, if during its execution the processor detects an error. Hyper-threading will support dual-domain multithreading, which will improve HT performance. New Itanium instructions consist of several integer instructions, as well as a few instructions, that improve data access and thread control.