Looks like the iTanium has no place on the client, and a shrinking place in the supercomputer space. What's left? Davy Jones locker:
Over the years, Intel began to circumscribe Itanium's potential market. The company planned to sell the chip for a wide variety of servers and workstations. Then Dell and HP dropped Itanium workstations, so Intel stopped plugging it for those tasks. At the same time, Itanium went from being a server chip to only a high-end server chip. Sales remained low.
"With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, there would not be an Itanium today," Haff said.
Time to start taking bets on when intel pulls the plug completely