Itanium Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Itanium is a family of 64-bit Intel microprocessors that implement the Intel Itanium architecture. Intel marketed the processors for enterprise servers and high-performance computing systems. The Itanium architecture originated at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and was later jointly developed by HP and Intel.
Tony Chesser, Senior Software Developer at O'Reilly Auto Parts posted this review on July 27, 2018, in the Quora website:
"The Itanium looked like a promising solution to a growing problem. Unfortunately, the software tools of the time were NOT ready for that particular solution. The architecture was NOT backward-compatible with existing software. And backward-compatible solutions evolved quickly enough that any potential performance improvements offered by the new architecture were lost, economically, before they could be developed."