Though H-P's (HPQ -0.2%) 2012 legal victory over Oracle extended the shelf life of Intel's (INTC...

|About: HP Inc. (HPQ)|By:, SA News Editor

Though H-P's (HPQ -0.2%) 2012 legal victory over Oracle extended the shelf life of Intel's (INTC -0.2%) Itanium high-end server CPU line, recent moves from the chip giant show it still wants to gradually de-emphasize "Itanic" in favor of its Xeon CPUs. Intel's next Itanium platform, codenamed Kittson, will rely on an older 32nm manufacturing process, and a plan to make Kittson parts socket-compatible with Xeon has been shelved. H-P, by far Itanium's biggest supporter, reported a 25% Y/Y drop in high-end server sales for FQ4. (Project Odyssey)