Oracle Lost Second Time in the Court this Year


It was a dream for HP and Intel to make Itanium-based servers as the standard chip for data centers. But Itanium flopped in the market. It was priced too high and didn’t perform as expected. Also there were shipment delays. Still, it became the processor of choice for HP and is used by more than 100,000 Oracle customers and large corporations who need high computing speeds.

According to HP, sales of systems that use Itanium chips decreased 23 percent to $421 million in the fiscal second quarter that ended in April 2012. HP’s executive vice president, Dave Donatelli blames Oracle’s decision of stopping the development of software for the platform.

Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger denying Hewlett Packard’s claim, said in an e-mailed statement that Oracle decided to stop software development for the Itanium chip after it was convinced that Itanium was approaching its end of life. She added, “We plan to appeal the court’s ruling while fully litigating our cross claims that HP misled both its partners and customers.”

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