Re: Again seems history repeating itself
Sorry for misunderstanding
From the post I answered to, I assumed you meant Sun participated in designing the chip(s).
Anyway, Sun was not alone to have a compiler and an OS port for Itanium (hint: company I worked for had, too). But CPU not able to reach announced performances, or too late, had a big influence to bad reception by potential customer. Plus price. Plus abysmal performance on legacy binaries. Plus need to recompile when CPU version changed if you wanted maximum performance...