Figure 9. HP microprocessor roadmap
The processor roadmap in Figure 9 shows not only HP’s leading line of RISC processors but also the binary-compatible Intel Itanium processors. Notice that HP is investing in several PA-RISC enhancements after the introduction of Itanium-based systems, so HP 9000 Superdome customers will be able to move to the new Intel Itanium architecture when they are ready, not when they are forced to by a vendor. Superior microprocessors and binary compatibility help make the HP Integrity Superdome the fastest high-end server on the market, and the safest investment for the future.