The Inquirer: Sneak Preview: Intel
Tuesday July 16 2002 @ 08:46AM EDT

SO, WHILE BUSY compiling the massive feedback on our 64-bit saga for its third part [Ed: you thinkin' of selling movie rights already?], I actually had a time to continue looking at one box that consumed a lot of my time since this March. Yes, that's "Tiger 4" or "Bandera" or simply SR870BN4, its final production name.

This is the long-talked about Intel reference quad-processor Itanium 2 design for OEMs, designed so well as to give even "zero R&D" (Ed: last time we said "-1%") 32-bit companies like Dell a shot in the balls to jump onto the Itanic2 luxury ocean liner, without having to pay first-class cabin tickets. Anyway, it seems HPQ has already reserved most of the first class, in exchange for burning their "Alpha" and "HP-PA" lifeboats - whether they'll end up like "Jack" DiCaprio in the movie (you all know how), of the fat girl's rich, nasty fiance (shot himself a while later), we'll see...

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