Yesterday chip giant Intel released new Itanium 2 processors with 667MHz FSB and said Hitachi would adopt these processors for its BladeSymphony servers within the next 30 days. However, CNET found out Intel's other Itanium partners aren't as eager to ship computers based on these new Itanium processors.
HP, Fujitsu and SGI said they won't ship 66MHz FSB Itanium 2 new servers as they use their own chipsets and aren't interested in developing a new chipset for these two processors. They will wait until Intel will launch its Montecito processors.
Smaller regional players like Bull will likely adopt the new Itanium processors. More details at CNET