Chipmaker delays a high-end server processor originally expected as long ago as 2007.
The release of its next-generation Itanium processor, code-named Tukwila, has now been moved out to the first quarter of 2010.
Microsoft execs' pleas for silence and secrecy didn't stop attendees of the company's annual meeting from sharing tidbits about new products and technologies in the pipeline.
As the processor underpinning Hewlett-Packard's Integrity line, Itanium remains an important component that can't be easily replaced.
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.
Alliance to promote use of Itanium says quad-core version of chip will come out in early 2009, discloses more than a 30 percent jump in volume growth year to year.
Everyone's favorite whipping boy, Intel's Itanium server processor, is still on the road map well into the next decade.
A chip in IBM's new zEnterprise System clocks in at 5.2GHz. The fastest IBM microprocessor to date is targeted at mainframes. It packs in four cores, plus a respectable helping of DRAM.
After dropping her BlackBerry into a toilet, CNET News reporter Ina Fried has some advice on what to do if it happens to you.