Itanic slowed down

The Inquirer reports about problems with the Tukwila-flavour of the Itanium. At the moment this processor shows how long the money of a big chip company can keep an niche architecture afloat (I know, the statistics looked good in the last few quarters, but only with metrics like “%percent increase in high-end systems market between 48-64 sockets selled on friday between 10 and 11 o´clock)