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Intel cuts back Itanium plans, raising questions about chip's future

The upcoming Kittson chip will no longer be manufactured on a new process or be socket-compatible with Intel's Xeon

By , IDG News Service
February 14, 2013 07:36 AM ET

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Brookwood said Intel and HP could go on tweaking Kittson's architecture for years, giving customers a stream of minor improvements. But he was disappointed to see both the process shrink and the Xeon socket compatibility being shelved.

"This clearly suggests some backing off," he said.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is

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