Tukwila delayed - again

Hmm … the Itanium franchise got another blow today: Intel announced today, that they delayed Tukwila. ETA now: First quarter of 2010. Their excuse:

During final system-level testing, we identified an opportunity to further enhance application scalability best optimized for high-end systems. This will result in a change to the Tukwila shipping schedule to Q1 2010.

Perhaps Intel should concentrate on their Xeon line and stop to develop a processor for HP ;)