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Itanium sales hit $14bn (w/ -$13.4bn adjustment)! Uh, Opteron sales too



 
 
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Old August 31st 04, 02:08 AM
Yousuf Khan
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Default Itanium sales hit $14bn (w/ -$13.4bn adjustment)! Uh, Opteron sales too

***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!

PS- Oh, and btw, if you're interested (and frankly, I can't see why anyone
would be), Opterons sold 60,000 server units, or something or another,
blah-blah-blah.

Now back to Itanium! HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH! Yeah!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/

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Old August 31st 04, 02:14 AM
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On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 +0000, Yousuf Khan wrote:

***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!


Hmm, I'll take the $.6B. (don't you just love accountants?)

PS- Oh, and btw, if you're interested (and frankly, I can't see why anyone
would be), Opterons sold 60,000 server units, or something or another,
blah-blah-blah.


AMDroid!

Now back to Itanium! HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH! Yeah!


What? They're scrapping the Itanic? Come on! "Damned the ice-bergs,
full speed ahead!" ....more horses!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


;-)

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Old August 31st 04, 03:45 AM
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:47:37 -0400, Tony Hill wrote:

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
wrote:

***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!

PS- Oh, and btw, if you're interested (and frankly, I can't see why anyone
would be), Opterons sold 60,000 server units, or something or another,
blah-blah-blah.

Now back to Itanium! HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH! Yeah!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


Hmm.. to be fair to Intel though, their 5,665 server units generated
nearly twice as much revenue as the 60,000 Opteron units. On a
per-unit basis, each Itanium server is selling for more than 17 times
as much as your average Opteron server (~$56,000 vs. ~$3,100).


How much of that $56K does INtel realize? ...against what investment?

A couple other interesting tid-bits from this articles:

- HP still sells 85% of all Itaniums by volume and 78% by revenue.


That doesn't look good for HP! They've put a tad bit of ca$h in there to
end up on the short end of the revenue stream!


- SGI managed only 12.5% of all Itanium revenue, despite the
high-profile sales

- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


Well, can you say *DUH*! Commodity servers is the whole point of
AMD64! Compare Itanic against Power 4/+/5, if you're looking in that
market! Compare price/performance! But to blindly compare Itanic at $56K
per to Opterons at 6% of that is nutz!

Interesting numbers, been a while since we've seen them. While Itanium
sales do continue to grow, they aren't all that impressive. It seems
like after taking into account seasonal variability that Itanium sales
have been flat since Q4 of last year.


Are you expecting more Itanic sales for the Christmas season? ;-)

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Old August 31st 04, 03:47 AM
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On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
wrote:

***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!

PS- Oh, and btw, if you're interested (and frankly, I can't see why anyone
would be), Opterons sold 60,000 server units, or something or another,
blah-blah-blah.

Now back to Itanium! HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH! Yeah!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


Hmm.. to be fair to Intel though, their 5,665 server units generated
nearly twice as much revenue as the 60,000 Opteron units. On a
per-unit basis, each Itanium server is selling for more than 17 times
as much as your average Opteron server (~$56,000 vs. ~$3,100).

A couple other interesting tid-bits from this articles:

- HP still sells 85% of all Itaniums by volume and 78% by revenue.

- SGI managed only 12.5% of all Itanium revenue, despite the
high-profile sales

- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


Interesting numbers, been a while since we've seen them. While
Itanium sales do continue to grow, they aren't all that impressive.
It seems like after taking into account seasonal variability that
Itanium sales have been flat since Q4 of last year.

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Old August 31st 04, 03:54 AM
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Yousuf Khan wrote:
***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!


What I want to hear are all the Capellas apologists who defended
Alphacide and MIPSicide to speak up with "kill Itanic" prose on
the grounds that it ain't churning the $$$.

Come on, where the hell are you ? Were you paid by Intel to tote
that garbage or what ? Repeat after me :

"VOLUME UBER ALLES"

What a crock. Low volume easy to code for architectures replaced
by low volume hard as nails to code for architectures that burn
MW and eat reticles for breakfast.... GOOD PLAN MR ANALYST, SHRED
THOSE MARGINS.

Cheers,
Rupert

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Old August 31st 04, 04:31 AM
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"Tony Hill" wrote in message
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On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
wrote:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


Hmm.. to be fair to Intel though, their 5,665 server units generated
nearly twice as much revenue as the 60,000 Opteron units. On a
per-unit basis, each Itanium server is selling for more than 17 times
as much as your average Opteron server (~$56,000 vs. ~$3,100).


Too bad those are server prices, not per-CPU prices. If the average Opteron
were 2-way and the average Itanic were 32-way, that wouldn't be notable.
Too bad for Intel that's not the case.

A couple other interesting tid-bits from this articles:

- HP still sells 85% of all Itaniums by volume and 78% by revenue.

- SGI managed only 12.5% of all Itanium revenue, despite the
high-profile sales


Neither of those is particularly surprising, after HP dropped HPPA and Alpha
and now SGI is only a shell of its former self (though still employing some
top-notch folks).

- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000


The latter three are not surprising; they fit in with general perception of
the quality vs. price tradeoffs each vendor is known for. NEC is the
standout; I hadn't paid any attention to them at all.

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


That was the entire point of Opteron -- bringing 64-bit computing to the
commodity market. Oh, and taking market share away from Xeon, and showing
IT managers what a stupid idea it is to lock themselves into proprietary
IA64 when they can run open AMD64 systems.

Interesting numbers, been a while since we've seen them. While
Itanium sales do continue to grow, they aren't all that impressive.
It seems like after taking into account seasonal variability that
Itanium sales have been flat since Q4 of last year.


What we need are CPU volume and ASP instead of server numbers.

S

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Old August 31st 04, 05:58 AM
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Tony Hill wrote:
- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000


Yeah, gotta wonder about that. I thought the highest end Itaniums were
supposed to be those SGI's? What with all of that supercomputer stuff they
keep selling to NASA, etc. And who the hell are NEC's customers that they
command such huge avg sales prices?

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


Yup, in a commodity processor, you gotta expect that the white boxers are at
an advantage here. The OEMs are going to have compete against them based on
something other than straight price: bundled software, services, etc.

IBM is also falling behind the other two American server vendors, HP and
Sun, on the Opteron front. Why aren't they introducing more sophisticated
4-way Opterons, like the other two have already?

Yousuf Khan


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Old August 31st 04, 05:58 AM
Yousuf Khan
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Stephen Sprunk wrote:
Interesting numbers, been a while since we've seen them. While
Itanium sales do continue to grow, they aren't all that impressive.
It seems like after taking into account seasonal variability that
Itanium sales have been flat since Q4 of last year.


What we need are CPU volume and ASP instead of server numbers.


I think that's about as far as we're going to see. I doubt that either AMD
or Intel break out their individual product-line numbers to any great degree
during their conference calls.

Yousuf Khan


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Old August 31st 04, 07:41 AM
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:45:03 -0400, keith wrote:
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:47:37 -0400, Tony Hill wrote:

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
wrote:

***Big News*** Intel's Itanium chips have hit the $14 billion in revenue
mark!! However there was a small one-time over-optimism charge of $13.4bn.
BUT THIS STUFF IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S EXACTLY AS IDC HAD PREDICTED ALL ALONG!!
That's an amazing 5,665 server units, this past quarter!!!

PS- Oh, and btw, if you're interested (and frankly, I can't see why anyone
would be), Opterons sold 60,000 server units, or something or another,
blah-blah-blah.

Now back to Itanium! HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH! Yeah!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


Hmm.. to be fair to Intel though, their 5,665 server units generated
nearly twice as much revenue as the 60,000 Opteron units. On a
per-unit basis, each Itanium server is selling for more than 17 times
as much as your average Opteron server (~$56,000 vs. ~$3,100).


How much of that $56K does INtel realize? ...against what investment?


Well, $56K will buy you a 4-processor server, and at ~$3000/processor,
that gives Intel a respectable $12,000 plus maybe the odd extra bit
for chipset sales (at least in Dell's servers, though I think they
might be the only "major" Itanium vendor using Intel's chipsets).

Hmm.. add that up and you get something just shy of $70M in this
quarter, or about $280M/year. I think we previously guessed that
Itanium development was probably well in excess of $1B/year, so..
umm.. not very good profit margins.

A couple other interesting tid-bits from this articles:

- HP still sells 85% of all Itaniums by volume and 78% by revenue.


That doesn't look good for HP! They've put a tad bit of ca$h in there to
end up on the short end of the revenue stream!


Yeah, these sorts of numbers tend to suggest that the big Superdome
servers are just not getting many sales at all, it's mainly the
smaller stuff like the rx5670 and such.

- SGI managed only 12.5% of all Itanium revenue, despite the
high-profile sales

- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


Well, can you say *DUH*! Commodity servers is the whole point of
AMD64! Compare Itanic against Power 4/+/5, if you're looking in that
market! Compare price/performance! But to blindly compare Itanic at $56K
per to Opterons at 6% of that is nutz!


Hehe, perhaps, however Itanium and Opteron were the only numbers
listed in the article, so as they say, go with what you have! I'm not
really sure that Intel ever wanted the Itanium to be a commodity chip,
so I don't think this is really a big issue. However commodity
servers seem to be where the real growth in the market is, big iron
servers just aren't seeing growth and mainly just serve as a way to
get service contracts these days (not saying that this is a bad
plan!).

Interesting numbers, been a while since we've seen them. While Itanium
sales do continue to grow, they aren't all that impressive. It seems
like after taking into account seasonal variability that Itanium sales
have been flat since Q4 of last year.


Are you expecting more Itanic sales for the Christmas season? ;-)


Yeah, I wouldn't mind a little Altrix under the tree this year! : If
nothing else I could sell it on eBay and get myself one hell of a nice
dual-Opteron setup!

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Old August 31st 04, 07:41 AM
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:31:07 -0500, "Stephen Sprunk"
wrote:

"Tony Hill" wrote in message
.. .
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:08:41 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
wrote:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08...nium_sales_q2/


Hmm.. to be fair to Intel though, their 5,665 server units generated
nearly twice as much revenue as the 60,000 Opteron units. On a
per-unit basis, each Itanium server is selling for more than 17 times
as much as your average Opteron server (~$56,000 vs. ~$3,100).


Too bad those are server prices, not per-CPU prices. If the average Opteron
were 2-way and the average Itanic were 32-way, that wouldn't be notable.
Too bad for Intel that's not the case.

A couple other interesting tid-bits from this articles:

- HP still sells 85% of all Itaniums by volume and 78% by revenue.

- SGI managed only 12.5% of all Itanium revenue, despite the
high-profile sales


Neither of those is particularly surprising, after HP dropped HPPA and Alpha
and now SGI is only a shell of its former self (though still employing some
top-notch folks).

- NEC actually had the highest average server cost for Itaniums at
$158,000 per server. SGI was only at $139,000 and HP much further
down at $52,000, though well ahead of Dell's average of $21,000


The latter three are not surprising; they fit in with general perception of
the quality vs. price tradeoffs each vendor is known for.


It's probably not such a big issue for Dell here, though I'd imagine
that HP was hoping for a few more high-end sales. This tends to
suggest that their big Superdome servers just aren't selling well at
all. $52,000 is about the going rate for a fairly low-end 4P Itanium
server or a well loaded 2P server.

NEC is the
standout; I hadn't paid any attention to them at all.


I think NEC might be a bit of oddity of statistics rather than
anything too meaningful. While they sold expensive servers, they only
sold 38 servers total for $6M in revenue. Those sorts of numbers give
you a pretty high margin of error.

- The top 6 Itanium vendors listed accounted for 98.7% of all Itanium
sales by volume and 98.1% by revenue. This is in direct contrast to
Opteron sales where the top 4 vendors managed only 23.5% of all sales
by volume and 25.7% by revenue. In other words, Opteron is definitely
a "commodity" server chip while Itanium is definitely not.


That was the entire point of Opteron -- bringing 64-bit computing to the
commodity market. Oh, and taking market share away from Xeon, and showing
IT managers what a stupid idea it is to lock themselves into proprietary
IA64 when they can run open AMD64 systems.


Well, on the latter case they seemed to have done pretty well (though
AMD64 was definitely not the only reason for IA64's rather limited
success), but they aren't exactly taking a huge amount of market share
away from Xeon. There was something like 1.4M Xeon servers sold in Q2
vs. 60,000 Opteron servers. This gives the Opteron only about 4%
market share. I guess this is a lot better than 0%, though at it's
height the AthlonMP managed something like 5 or 6% of the global
server market, so the Opteron hasn't even reached that stage yet,
despite signing up some big OEMs.

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