HP touts price/performance breakthroughs of Itanium 2 machines

Computing giant releases workstations and servers leveraging on Intel’s second generation 64-bit chip.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  September 8, 2002

HP has begun rolling out its Itanium 2-based machines, touting price/performance breakthroughs for HP-UX, Microsoft Windows and Linux. The computing giant has released several workstation and server configurations leveraging on Intel’s second generation 64-bit chip.

“Our customers win today as HP’s Itanium 2-based solutions deliver unmatched value,” says aid Joseph Hanania, general manager of HP Middle East.

“Customers get maximised business computing power with the benefits of breakthrough performance and scalability at a low cost. With HP’s unparalleled expertise and comprehensive services, customers can quickly and incorporate Itanium 2-based systems into their environments. In addition, with HP, the path for future growth is clear and customers’ IT investments are protected,” he adds.

Gilbert Lacroix, general manager, Intel Middle East adds “Intel’s joint effort with HP has delivered an exceptional architecture and products that will deliver the scalability, reliability, investment protection and absolute performance for the most demanding corporate needs. HP has developed a comprehensive portfolio of products based on Intel’s Itanium 2 complete with chipsets, a choice of operating systems, software and a broad family of server and workstation models that bolster Intel’s efforts in this demanding market segment.”

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