Intel to discontinue some Itanium 2s, Xeon MPs

The Register learned this afternoon that Intel has informed some clients that it will be discontinuing eight classes of lower-end Itanium 2 processors, and three classes of Xeon MP processors.

The [Itanium] chips marked for termination are the 1 GHz and 1.4 GHz dual-processor models, both with 1.5 MB of L3 cache. The 1.4 GHz/3 MB DP-oriented Itanic 2 is out too, as are the 1.1 GHz/4 MB, 1.3 GHz/3 MB, 1.4 GHz/4 MB, 1.5 GHz/6M and 1.6 GHz/3 MB models.