HP vs. Oracle over Itanium: A look at your options

Oracle announced that it was going to drop support for HP's Itanium systems in May 2011, pointing out that Red Hat and Microsoft had made similar announcements in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Oracle also said, "Intel management made it clear that their strategic focus is on their x86 microprocessor and that Itanium was nearing the end of its life.” Intel, of course, and HP disagreed with Oracle's assertion and countered with statements that they were still committed to Itanium. HP has taken its complaint against Oracle to court.

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