Post by Neil Rieck
HPE bows to inevitable: Integrity servers get latest Itanium engine
There's little in the way of performance information nor of particular
new processor features announced.
Based on what's currently available and posted, this Kittson (i6)
processor announcement appears to be a Poulson (i4) processor with new
part and model numbers, and with new "bins" used for two of the 9700
series processors that support faster clock speeds. The i6 is a
drop-in replacement for i4 in terms of the processor socket and related
Some more reading...
On the plus side, few (no?) processor changes for Kittson will mean an
easier platform port for VSI and OpenVMS, and few (no?) problems for
OpenVMS folks upgrading to the newer i6 servers.
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