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HP and Oracle's lawsuits culminated in the August decision by a California superior court judge who ruled that Oracle is obligated to continue developing its software for the HP Itanium-based servers as long as HP continues to manufacture the servers.
Oracle in September said it will comply with the Court's order to continue developing its software for those servers.
"Oracle is continuing software development," HP's Bartlett said. "That's good news for us."
Intel and HP both seem determined to work towards bringing their Xeon x86 and Itanium platforms closer together.
HP late last year unveiled Project Odyssey, a mission-critical server strategy calling for the integration of x86 server blades into its Integrity Superdome 2 Itanium-based servers and the porting of HP-UX Unix features to Windows and Linux.
Intel, in introducing its new Itanium 9500 processors, said it is continuing to follow its common platform strategy that lets its Itanium and Xeon processors use common chipsets, interconnects and memory.
This strategy, introduced in 2010, brings the reliability, availability and serviceability features of the Itanium processors with the volume production of the Xeon processors into a common platform, the company said.
As a first step, Intel plans to offer a "Modular Development Model" with the introduction of its Kittson processors that will enable the sharing of silicon-level design elements and socket compatibility between the two processor families, thereby enabling the development of a single motherboard platform that will work with both, the company said.
HP is by far the biggest user of Intel Itanium processors.