HP drops Itanium
[Reuters](http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=6336019) and other news outlets ran the (not very) newsworthy abandonment of Itanium for theirnworkstations. It's interesting that having dumped both PA/RISC and Alpha they nownabandon Itanium. I wonder what they plan to ship in their “high-end” workstations or if theynplan to get out of that part of the market (one funny but unsubstantiated rumor has it that they actually shipped less than 10,000 of the Itanium, not the 100,000 that the Compaq press-releases claimed). They can always point to their Alpha roadmap and say they have a nchip until 2006. It will be interesting.