Intel's EOL plan?
"...Itanium roadmap is good as far as 2014, and says it is exploring what succeeds it."
It's not what's said there that's interesting, it's what's not said. Regardless of what a successor chip might look like or be called, if there were any plans to continue with EPIC beyond 2014, then a commitment to EPIC would have been an obvious point to include here to steady the ship.
The fact that they are "exploring" this suggests that there will likely not be an Itanium successor per se, but a migration path. Probably to something x86ish.....