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Tukwila delayed until 2010

Grabs the crown from Duke Nukem Forever
Thu May 21 2009, 19:35

IT LOOKS LIKE Intel is delaying Tukwila yet again, this time to Q1 of 2010. The ostensible reason is to allow greater application scaling.

Given that it was up and running over a year ago, and scheduled for release late last year, well, someone must have found something pretty bad. Just when you thought Itanic was going to finally shed the title for industry running joke, someone felt the need to press the big red 'whoops' button, pictured in the link above. Don't blame us, we told them not to.

In any case, onward to victory, next time. And a bit later. Really. The next one will kick butt, trust us. Please ignore the Nehalem EX that will beat it not only to market, but like the proverbial drum as well. Has the industry found something to grab the crown from Duke Nukem Forever?

The entire press release is below. µ


Here is an update to the Tukwila Itanium® schedule.  As you know, 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.  
In addition to better meeting the needs of our current Itanium customers, this change will allow Tukwila systems a greater opportunity to gain share versus proprietary RISC solutions including SPARC and IBM POWER.  Tukwila is tracking to 2X performance versus its predecessor chip. This change is about delivering even further application scalability for mission-critical workloads.  IDC recently reported that Itanium continues to be the fastest-growing processor in the RISC/Mainframe market segment.




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