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Intel will apparently keep selling the Itanium processor through at least four more code-names. Yes, world, the company today revealed the follow-on chip to Montvale, Tukwila and Poulson. Say hello to Kittson. How many cores will Kittson have? When will it arrive? Will it be made of fish or fowl? Intel refuses to say. It's …

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Will Poulson ever see the light of day?

Changing Poulson a to 32nm could mean it does not require a mature process because it is no longer an Itanium instruction set, but really an x86 chip. Or it could be a deliberate plan to put Poulson far enough out so it so nobody will notice when Intel pulls the plug on Itanium.

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