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The ‘Itanic’—Intel’s ill-fated Itanium processor—finally sinks

After two decades of failure and endless jokes, the Intel Itanium is officially no more. Intel has finally stopped shipping its doomed-from-the-start 64-bit processor, two years after saying it would cease shipments.

Really, the end came some time ago. The last Itaniums were the 9000 series “Kittson,” which shipped in 2017. It’s a bane of technology firms to support technologies they would much rather ditch but can’t due to customer investment, and for years Intel was obligated to support the paltry market that existed for Itanium.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center