Monday, January 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Hon Hai chief Mulls US$7 Billion Display Panel Investment in U.S.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties
Sharp Establishes New Research and Development Center for Home Appliances in China
Samsung Seeks Arbitration Over LCD Supply Halt
Canon May Invest In Toshiba's Chip Business
Samsung To Explain What Caused The Galaxy Note 7's ban In Press Event
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Smartphone Game features in-app Purchases
Fujifilm X-T20 Features New 24MP Sensor and 4K Video Capture
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2 to Phase Out Itanium


Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture. SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 are also the last versions to support Itanium, Microsoft said.

Current support for Itanium remains unchanged, Microsoft addeed. Each of these products fully support the recently-released Itanium 9300 ("Tukwila") processor, and Microsoft?s support for these products will continue ? following the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy. Mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems (and R2) will end, in accordance with that policy, on July 9, 2013, while extended support will continue until July 10, 2018.

Why the change? "The natural evolution of the x86 64-bit ("x64") architecture has led to the creation of processors and servers which deliver the scalability and reliability needed for today?s "mission-critical" workloads. Just this week, both Intel and AMD have released new high core-count processors, and servers with 8 or more x64 processors have now been announced by a full dozen server manufacturers. Such servers contain 64 to 96 processor cores, with more on the horizon," Dan Reger, Senior Technical Product Manager Windows Server wrote at the Windows Server division blog.

Windows Server 2008 R2 was designed to support the business-critical capabilities these processors and servers make available. It supports up to 256 logical processors (cores or hyper-threading units), so it?s ready for the ever-increasing number of cores. It supports technologies such as Intel?s Machine Check Architecture, which allow for the detection and correction of bit-level hardware errors. And NEC just published a new world record TPC-E benchmark for online transaction processing of 3,141.76 tpsE on a system with 8 x64 processors ? a result more than 50% higher than the previous record.

Microsoft said that it would continue to focus on the x64 architecture, while they continue to support its Itanium customers for the next 8 years as this transition is completed.


Previous
Next
DivX Partner with Sharp to Enable DivX Video on Digital TVs        All News        WD Launches New VELOCIRAPTOR Sata Hard Drive
Ricoh Joins the Linux Foundation     General Computing News      Comcast Wins Web Traffic Case Against FCC

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 for Qualcomm Chips, "Project Evo" PCs For Mixed Reality And Gaming
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing
Microsoft Offers Grants to Organizations Working to Improve Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Wants To Bring Something Different in The Smartphone Market
Microsoft's Solitaire Game Now Available On iOS And Android
Windows 10 Update May Bring Microsoft's x86 on ARM64 Emulation
Netflix 4K Content Is Coming in Powerful Windows 10 PCs and Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation, Google Embraces The .NET community
Microsoft Buys 237 Additional Megawatts of Wind Energy

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .