A California superior court finds for Hewlett-Packard in the ongoing litigation with Oracle relating to the Intel Itanium platform.
"HP has secretly contracted with Intel to keep churning out Itaniums so that HP can maintain the appearance that a dead microprocessor is still alive," Oracle says in a recent court filing.
Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.
It's pushing European antitrust regulators to review the way Oracle decided to cut off support for Intel's Itanium processor.
Servers based on Intel's IA-64 processors are losing developers right and left, so HP is hedging its bets with a move toward x86.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker acknowledges that Oracle's decision earlier this year is scaring away customers.
When Intel's CEO since 2005 retires next year, the company will still face a problem it's barely begun to solve: finding a foothold in the mobile market.
HP wants the court to require Oracle to continue to produce software that supports the Intel server processor
HP's third quarter results are, well, not good. The company is "still in the early stages of a multi-year turnaround," CEO Meg Whitman says.
The software and server company says Intel itself maintains that the server chip family is "nearing the end of its life," though Intel and Hewlett-Packard say Oracle is dead wrong.