The Register schrijft dat Intel in een recente roadmap claimt dat de IA-64 architectuur maar liefst 25 jaar mee zal gaan. Volgens de roadmap wordt de Itantium, de eerste processor met de IA-64 instructieset, in juni gereleased (thanks Crazy Harry voor de tip):
Intel, very quietly, posted an Adobe PDF all about the Itanium and its IA-64 roadmap on its FTP site just a week ago. And one of the slides claims that IA-64 architecture will survive for an amazing 25 years. The 34 page Intel document starts with an overview of the firm's experience with enterprise platforms, and the chipsets to support them. But it also reveals details about McKinley, which will use the 870 chipset, support up to eight processors, have hot plug CPU nodes, a higher bus bandwidth, use Infiniband as well as PC-XI, give legacy IO support and support a number of other models including ACPI, SMBus, IPMI, memory chipkill, and fail over through multi pathing.