HP Offers Customers Path Away From Maligned Chip
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday offered help to customers who want to shift away from systems that use a microprocessor called Itanium. But HP insists it is not dumping the chip, nor reacting to a nasty dispute with Oracle over the technology.
The vast majority of servers — including those from H-P — use the chips sold by Intel and AMD that are based on a technology called x86. But HP, which jointly developed Itanium with Intel in the 1990s, continues to use that chip for three lines of large systems used for heavy-duty computing jobs.