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Itanium 2: Built for two speeds

The upcoming high-end server chip will come out at 900MHz and 1GHz and cost about the same as existing Itaniums. Meanwhile, Dell plans to skip Itanium 2 for now.

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The upcoming high-end server chip will come out at 900MHz and 1GHz and cost about the same as existing Itaniums. But that won't win over Dell. Meanwhile, support from Hewlett-Packard accelerates Red Hat's Linux plans for the high-end chip.

Intel to release Itanium 2 at two speeds
Sources say the giant's upcoming chip for high-end servers will come out at 900MHz and 1GHz and cost about the same as existing Itanium chips.
July 2, 2002

Dell to skip Itanium 2 for now
The PC and server powerhouse takes a "wait-and-see" attitude on Intel's high-end server chip--a move that could embarrass the chip giant.
July 1, 2002

HP jump-starts Red Hat's Itanium agenda
Hewlett-Packard's strong backing for the chip accelerates Red Hat's plans to create a version of its flagship Advanced Server Linux for the high-end chip family.
June 26, 2002

previous coverage
Intel tests samples of Madison
The company readies samples of the third version of Itanium and boots up multiple operating systems on it. An Intel exec says the chip is "alive and wiggles."
June 19, 2002

Intel to make Itanium 2 servers
The chipmaker plans to manufacture complete servers and other components based on Itanium 2 as a way to smooth acceptance in the market for the server chip.
June 17, 2002 New Itanium 2 is fitter and trimmer
The final version of the chip will have a surface area of 421 square millimeters--approximately 10 percent smaller than originally planned.
June 12, 2002
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