Itanium has a long and vital roadmap ahead. Last month at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, Intel unveiled details about the next Itanium processor, code named "Poulson". Poulson significantly improves performance and power efficiency and heightens RAS capabilities -- all vital to mission-critical computing. Poulson is designed for socket compatibility with the current Itanium "Tukwila" 9300 series processors included in HP Integrity and HP Integrity NonStop servers.
If you'd like to learn more about the technical details and improvements Poulson brings, you may like to check out this "Chip Chat" produced by Intel. It features Intel Principal Engineer Reid Riedlinger, lead architect working on future Itanium design.
Chip Chat: Intel's Next Generation Itanium
And speaking of conferences, don't forget HP's premier event HP Discover approaches in June. Those interested in learning more about what's next can join the many breakout and tech sessions including this keynote session #5320: Shaping the Future of Mission Critical Computing