Intel to announce two new Itanium 2 chips at IDF next week

From http://www.cooltechzone.com/reviews/cpu/itwbu64p_005.php

“Intel’s Itanium processors are not a huge success when compared to Intel’s Xeon processors, as reported in our Intel Xeon Itanium chips to use same socket news report. The main reason is the price. Intel’s Xeon processors are much affordable than the company’s Itanium line. And they suit the enterprise level users just fine. Intel is trying to solve the price issue by making it’s Xeon and Itanium chips interchangable at the socket level by 2007. It’s been also reported by us in our Intel to wait before unleashing 64-bit Prescott that Intel is currently focusing on promoting it’s Itanium chips.”