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H-P (HPQ) wants a whopping $4B in damages from Oracle (ORCL) over the software giant's decision...

H-P (HPQ) wants a whopping $4B in damages from Oracle (ORCL) over the software giant's decision to discontinue support for Intel's Itanium server CPUs. Look for H-P to point to its plummeting high-end server sales (-24% Y/Y in FQ1) as evidence of the damage Oracle caused. Look for Oracle, which resumed supporting Itanium after a judge ordered it to, to argue demand for "Itanic" was diving anyway as enterprises embraced x86 servers, and that Intel's own commitment to the platform is lukewarm.
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  • sheeple2012
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    is this Meg Whitberg's new strategy for growth?
    19 Mar 2013, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • henrique_dasilva
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    Oracle must pay the piper
    19 Mar 2013, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • Diana
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    yeah, that's right, HPQ's misfortunes are all Oracles' fault:


    May 22, 2009


    10 Years After: Intel's Itanic still striking bergs


    Intel won't tell us how many Itanics it ships because, well, it just won't. Can there really be very much of a future for the unlucky processor?



    December 18, 2009


    Red Hat pulls plug on Itanium with RHEL 6


    If you run Itanium-based servers in your data center, 2010 has a surprise for you. The dominant supplier of commercial Linux, Red Hat, is not going to be supporting its future Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on any Itanium platforms, old or new....



    April 5, 2010


    Microsoft pulls plug on Intel's Itanic


    Microsoft is abandoning Intel's Itanium platform after the current release of its server and tools software.



    November 9, 2012


    Intel backs away from Itanium, plans Xeon drop-in chips


    Intel's future Xeon chips will be drop-in compatible with Itanium, suggesting the company is finally looking to phase out the IA-64 architecture.


    Intel appears to finally admitting defeat on its ill-fated Itanium processor architecture, announcing that future generations of the chip will be socket-compatible with Xeon - a first step towards phasing the architecture out altogether.


    Originally developed by Hewlett-Packard under the codename EPIC (Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing) as a replacement for RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) architectures, Itanium has been in development since 1989. It wasn't until Intel got involved in its development, however, that a commercial product appeared: the Merced-core Itanium.

    19 Mar 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • losaneglee
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    a jury will decide amount, guessing 750m- 1billion, orcl appeals, and these things often settle out 250- 275 million, rarely is judgement paid in full
    19 Mar 2013, 09:07 PM Reply Like
  • JoelJosol
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    Funny, other intelligent forecast has declared Itanium should have been dead in 2005. Who could have wanted Itanium dead so bad?
    24 Mar 2013, 02:49 PM Reply Like
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