26146740 story Is HP Paying Intel To Keep Itanium Alive? 216 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Monday November 21, 2011 @10:10PM from the larry-ellison-has-no-reflection dept. itwbennett writes "In a court filing, Oracle accused HP of secretly contracting with Intel to keep making Itanium processors so that it can continue to make money from its locked-in Itanium customers and take business away from Oracle's Sun servers. Oracle says that Intel would have long ago killed off Itanium if not for these payments from HP. For its part, HP called the filing a 'desperate delay tactic' in the lawsuit HP filed against Oracle over its decision to stop developing for Itanium."