Looks like Dell has done an about-face. They had announced an Itanium-based server back in 2001, but quietly cancelled the product shortly afterward. But they recently demonstrated an Itanium 2 server at Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 launch, and say they plan to ship Itanium boxes later this year.
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