itanic shmitanic

One of my biggest pet peeves is the “cute” moniker Itanic for Itanium. Using it pretty much means you don’t know shit about shit. To a lesser extent, I’m annoyed by linux zealots who think that proprietary unix is dead. It ain’t (not yet at least).

HP reported its quarterly results today.

My favorite paragraph:

Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS) reported revenue of $4.2 billion, up 6% over the prior-year period. On a year-over-year basis, industry-standard server revenue increased 12%, business-critical systems (BCS) revenue grew 2% and networked storage revenue was down 6%. Within BCS, revenue in HP Integrity servers grew 37% year-over-year and HP-UX revenue grew 9%. ESS reported operating profit of $184 million, or 4.4% of revenue, up from a profit of $119 million in the prior-year period. Included in the quarterly results is $24 million in workforce reduction costs.

37% growth in Integrity (IA-64) and 9% growth in HP-UX doesn’t exactly sound like a death knell to me.